According to the National Weather Service of Wilmington, while Hurricane Larry will remain far off the U.S. East Coast, large swells from the storm will create dangerous surf conditions during the remainder of the week into the weekend.
- The risk for rip currents will increase during Wednesday, but life-threatening rip currents are likely Thursday through Saturdaycoincident with the largest hurricane swells
- Large breakers are also expected in the surf, especially Thursday through Saturday.
- Steep waves are also likely around inlet entrances, especially with each falling tide Thursday through Saturday.
- An elevated rip current risk will likely persist into Sunday, but conditions should be improving early next week.
NOTE: There have been 28 rip current fatalities since 2000 along the U.S. East Coast from distant storms that have only impacted the U.S. with large swells.