Marine Forecast:


442 AM CDT TUE MAY 22 2018 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: low. ultraviolet index: extreme. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, and use sunscreen of spf 15 or higher. Remain in shade if possible. weather: partly cloudy with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms. temperatures: mid 80s. wind: southeast 10 to 15 mph. wave heights: 2 to 4 feet. surf temperature: 78 degrees. bay temperature: 81 degrees. tides: a low occurred at 2 54 am. A high at 11 53 am. outlook: a low risk of rip currents will be expected to continue into mid to late week. Another slight chance of rain and thunderstorm is expected on the coast on wednesday. Drier conditions trend through the rest of the week with temperatures in the low to mid 80s along the coast for each afternoon under mostly sunny and partly cloudy skies. to learn more about rip current safety, visit the national weather service rip current website at www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov. $$