Gusty winds will plague the east coast of Florida this weekend as an area of high pressure battles for positioning with Tropical Storm Patty, which will continue to spin near the Bahamas.
Winds will gust between 15 and 20 mph in inland areas today through Sunday with gusts up to 25 mph along the beaches. North winds offshore will average between 15 and 25 knots with seas of 6-8 feet, and small craft are urged to exercise caution.
This rough surf will also lead to a high risk of rip currents at area beaches. Swimmers are advised to swim at lifeguard-protected beaches and to be cautious. If caught in a rip current, remain calm and swim parallel to the coastline. When out of the current, swim at an angle towards shore.
Conditions will improve along the coast next week with diminishing winds as the high builds into the Atlantic Ocean and Patty dissipates near the Bahamas.
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93 mph wind gust - one of the strongest gust at Will Rogers Airport in the last 40 years.
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