NORFOLK -- If you're headed to the beach today, be extra careful in the water. The rip current threat is high.
"Easterly winds will really get the water churning," says 13News Now Meteorologist Julie Wilcox.
With a cold front approaching, winds will shift Tuesday and Wednesday, so the rip threat should diminish as the chances for storms increases, she adds.
Dare County EMS tweeted Monday that there is a moderate rip current Risk in effect today until 8 p.m. for all #OBX beaches.
Moderate Rip Current Risk in effect today until 8 p.m. for all #OBX beaches. Swim near lifeguards and keep a close eye on family and friends— Dare County EM (@DareCoEM) August 11, 2014
Scattered showers and possible thunderstorms are in the forecast for Tuesday as that front approaches and for Wednesday, expect an early morning show as the cold front will cross the region. Skies should clear by afternoon and temperatures will be in the mid- to upper 80s the rest of the work week.