August 28th, 2014
10:24 AM ET

Dangerous Rip Current Threat on Three Coastlines

Even without immediate threat of a land-falling hurricane, the tropics are stirring up dangerous rip currents in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico.

In Southern California, large waves have already impacted the area for days and there's more in the forecast.

Tropical Storm Marie is moving out to sea but continuing to impact the region with swells rivaling waves seen in Hawaii.

From North Carolina to Massachusetts, a high rip current threat is keeping beachgoers wary of the water.

Hurricane Cristobal passed between the U.S. and Bermuda sending large waves to the Northeast coastline ahead of Labor Day weekend.

Another area to watch is the Gulf of Mexico near Texas and Louisiana where a low pressure has a chance of developing into a tropical cyclone.

Rain totals for the first half of the weekend could exceed 4" along the Texas coast.

The holiday is a popular time for traveling to the beach, but visitors should be prepared if the surf is too dangerous.

Labor Day weekend

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