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Hurricane Maria expected to impact Florida beaches this weekend

Posted at 6:42 PM, Sep 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-22 18:42:09-04

Hurricane Maria may miss us by hundreds of miles off our coast, but we're still going to feel some effects of that storm along with the remnants of Jose along our beaches.

Mac McManus at Bathtub Beach did not go in the water today.

"No. Probably warm, just don't trust the current," said McManus.

Martin County Ocean Rescue Chief Brad Beckett says Hurricane Maria will have a big impact this weekend.

Expect angry waves and red flags at all beaches in our area.

"Increase surf and dangerous rip currents," said Beckett.

Maria is also expected to cause erosion at Bathtub Beach.

"Hopefully she goes by fast enough that those effects will be minimal. Storm that size, erosion is a concern," said Beckett.

The best advice is to stay clear of the water this weekend.