Windy Saturday, dangerous beach weekend coming to Central Florida
The wind will be the lone hiccup inland to an otherwise comfortable Saturday. Highs Saturday climb into the low-to-mid 80s with afternoon clouds building. Along the coast, a few coastal showers will be possible with the breeze off of the Atlantic.
Near-record warmth returns to Central Florida this weekend
ORLANDO, Fla. – This will no doubt be the best beach weekend of 2021 so far weather wise, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. The rip current threat along the east coast beaches will be high through Saturday afternoon. The unseasonably warm air sticks around through Monday before slightly cooler air returns Tuesday behind a cold front. High rip current threat SaturdayThere will be a high rip current threat SaturdayThere will be a high rip current threat at the east coast beaches Saturday. Here are some tips of what to look out for and how to escape a rip current.
Body of Florida man caught in rip current off Daytona Beach recovered
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The body of a 27-year-old Ocala man who disappeared when he was caught in a rip current Saturday afternoon off Daytona Beach has been recovered, officials said. Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue said Elijah Rashad Thomas disappeared in the surf near 1024 N. Atlantic Ave. by the Hampton Inn. His body was found Sunday night, about 9 miles north of where he vanished, according to Tammy Malphurs, of Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue. Malphurs said Thomas was swimming with his family in an unguarded area off Daytona Beach when they got caught in a rip current. Then-Hurricane Epsilon, although far from Florida, created high surf and strong rip currents along the Florida coast.
Teenage swimmer gets caught in rip current at Volusia County beach
DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. – A teenage swimmer was rescued Friday afternoon after he got caught in a rip current in Daytona Beach Shores, according to Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue. Officials said it was red flag conditions and the 17-year-old boy was swimming in an unguarded area at about noon when he started to struggle. As of 5 p.m., the boy was still receiving treatment. His condition is unknown. For tips on how to stay safe when dealing with rip currents, click here.
Blazing hot across Central Florida again, High rip current threat Memorial Weekend
It has felt and looked a lot like summer over the past few days and that continues Memorial Weekend. While the overall storm coverage looks to be less both Saturday and Sunday, the heat remains cranked up. Beach Forecast:There will be a high rip current risk at Central Florida beaches Memorial Weekend. Be aware for a high rip current risk at all East Coast Florida beaches Memorial Weekend. Load up on the sunscreen as the UV index will be extreme this weekend.