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National Weather Service Issues Rip Current Risk for South Florida

The risk is in effect through the evening.

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    Officials warn South Floridians should be careful about rip currents.

    The National Weather Service issued a rip current risk early Saturday morning that will remain in effect through the evening.

    Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties that are expected to experience 20 m.p.h winds and wave action, according to the NWS.

    The threat will remain through the weekend along the Atlantic coast. Swimming is not advised.

    The NWS said beachgoers should listen to lifeguards and pay attention to flags and signs.

    If caught in a rip current, remain calm and swim parallel to shore. Do not try to swim directly against the current, according to the NWS.

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