Marine Forecast:


453 AM CDT WED OCT 18 2017 rip current risk: low risk. The risk for rip currents is low, however, life threatening rip currents often occur in the vicinity of the south padre island jetties. Remember to swim near a lifeguard. lightning risk: none. ultraviolet index: very high. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, and use sunscreen of spf 15 or higher. Remain in shade if possible. weather: sunny. temperatures: near 80. wind: east northeast 5 to 10 mph. wave heights: 2 to 4 feet. surf temperature: 78 degrees. bay temperature: 78 degrees. tides: a low at 8 37 am. A high at 3 35 pm. a low at 9 43 pm. outlook: an elevated risk for rip currents is possible through the remainder of the week and through the weekend. High temperatures will continue to push into the low to mid 80s through the end of the week. Shower and thunderstorm chances return starting tonight and continuing through the weekend. to learn more about rip current safety, visit the national weather service rip current website at www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov. $$