Marine Forecast:


428 AM CDT FRI AUG 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 jetty. Remember to swim near a lifeguard. lightning risk: none. ultraviolet index: extreme. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, and use sunscreen of spf 15 or higher. Remain in the shade if possible. weather: partly cloudy. temperatures: low 90s. Heat index up to 107-110 degrees. wind: southeast 10 to 15 mph, increasing to 20 mph. wave heights: 1 to 3 feet. surf temperature: 80 degrees. bay temperature: 85 degrees. tides: a high at 3 46 am. A low at 7 o3 pm. outlook: a low risk of rip currents is expected into next week. Hot and dry conditions continue through the weekend, with highs ranging from the upper 80s into the low 90s. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible along the sea breeze each day next week. to learn more about rip current safety, visit the national weather service rip current website at www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov. $$