Brevard county officials said tropical storm warnings and watches were discontinued Saturday morning as Hurricane Sandy’s trek continued to move northeast in the Atlantic, however the threat of rough surf, dangerous rip currents and hazardous boating conditions will continue in Brevard County into mid-week, according to the National Weather Service-Melbourne.
Brevard County Ocean Rescue Chief Jeff Scabarozi said double red flags are posted along the beach as a warning to beachgoers of unsafe conditions.
Entering the water is not advised, officials said.
Scabarozi warned of dangerous rip currents and unsafe surf conditions and advised all beachgoers to stay near lifeguards.
The rip current threat will not subside until at least mid-week. A high surf advisory is in effect and will remain in place through Sunday, officials said.
A high wind advisory was also issued by the National Weather Service-Melbourne and will remain in effect until 8 p.m. Saturday.
Officials said winds estimated at 25-30 mph are expected throughout the day with occasional wind gusts of 35-40 mph. These strong winds make boating conditions unsafe on area waterways and can also pose dangerous driving conditions, down tree limbs and blow loose outdoor objects around.
Caution is advised on roadways and no further rainfall is expected, officials said.