TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (970 WFLA) — State officials are warning beachgoers about rip currents caused by Tropical Storm Leslie and the remnants of Hurricane Isaac.
The Florida Division of Emergency Management says ocean swells caused by Leslie will affect beaches from Nassau County south through Martin County.
Officials say there also will be a risk of rip currents off South Florida's beaches.
Leslie has been downgraded today from a hurricane to a tropical storm. The storm remains far from land over the Atlantic.
Forecasters say a remnant of Isaac is hovering off the Gulf Coast. Hurricane Center forecasters don't believe the system will grow into a tropical storm, but say it will bring rain to Florida this weekend. State officials warn that could generate rough surf and rip currents off northwest Florida beaches.
Deputy State Meteorologist Michelle Palmer warns swimmers to check warning flags before getting into the water and to stay within sight of a lifeguard.