The risk of dangerous rip currents is increasing Thursday along the East Coast thanks to a developing tropical system.
Invest 96L is located north of the Bahamas and the National Hurricane Center gives it a 70% chance of development within five days.
In the meantime, the cluster of showers and storms is causing rough surf along the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic coastlines.
Risk current risks are moderate for parts of the North Carolina and New England coastlines on Thursday, with wave heights of up to 3 feet.
On Friday, the risk of rip currents increases along the Mid-Atlantic and New England coasts with wave heights up to 5 feet in some places.
The risk continues increasing along the New England and Northeast coasts through the weekend as the system skirts the East Coast.