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Southeast U.S. Beach Forecast This Weekend

20 Mar 2021, 2:59 pm

Here’s our forecast for the beaches of the Southeast United States this weekend: Mostly cloudy with breezy wind. For you sun lovers, you’ll have to try to get lucky or strategically plan when you’ll get your sunshine this weekend.

An area of low pressure is sitting and spinning off the coast of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Gradually, this area of low pressure will move toward North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic states. Because of this weather system and pattern, a mostly cloudy sky can be expected through Sunday with an occasional rain shower.

As a result of this storm system, a breezy wind will be felt at area beaches. This will make for large waves and rough surf, resulting in minor beach erosion but also creating some strong currents in the ocean. High surf alerts have been issued for the coasts of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina through the weekend.

Waves may reach up to five to six feet high at some of our area beaches this weekend. The rip current risk will be highest Saturday from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to Jacksonville, Florida.

On Sunday, the rip currents are expected to be strongest along the North Carolina Outer Banks, Morehead City, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Savannah, Jacksonville, Daytona, Vero Beach, and the Palm Beaches of Florida.

When you arrive at the beach, make sure you check the beach warning flags. Lifeguards raise these colored flags daily, letting you know the level of beach hazards. Green means conditions are calm and hazards are low. Yellow means moderate surf and currents exist. Red flags mean surf is high and currents are strong. Double red flags mean the oceanside is closed.

Be safe at the beach by checking the weather/forecast before you arrive, swim at life-guarded beaches, and swim with a buddy.

About the author
Summer of 1993, New England Dragway. That's when and where Steve knew he wanted to become a meteorologist. More than 20 years later he is extremely fortunate and blessed to be able to live his childhood dream. As a lover of math and science, Steve had a consistent interest in weather in elementary, middle, and high school before discovering you can major in meteorology. He attended Lyndon State Co... Load Morellege in Vermont where he received a bachelor's in meteorology-broadcasting and associate's in television news. He has worked as a meteorologist and reporter in Winchester, VA, Burlington, VT, and most recently in West Palm Beach, FL. He's recognized by the American Meteorological Society with the Certification of Broadcast Meteorologists.

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