Swimmers at the Jersey Shore should be on alert for rip currents today.
The National Weather Service says swells from Tropical Storm Bertha will lead to a high risk of rip currents along the New Jersey coast through this evening.
The powerful currents can quickly pull swimmers away from the shore. They most frequently occur at low spots, breaks in the sandbar or near structures like jetties and piers.
Swimmers should follow instructions from lifeguards and obey posted signs, officials said.