Rip current warning in South Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- State officials are urging beachgoers to be cautious as dangerous rip currents are expected along the southern Atlantic coastline.

The Division of Emergency Management issued a warning Wednesday. They say rip currents could be extremely strong through the weekend along the coastlines of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

Deputy State Meteorologist Michelle Palmers says beachgoers should always check the warning flags before entering the water. She says no one should enter the water when red flags are flying.

Rip currents are narrow, powerful currents of water that run perpendicular to the beach. Officials say rip currents are the number one concern for lifeguards in Florida.

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