The National Weather Service has issued rip current warnings along the state’s lower coast.
Forecasters at the NWS office in Charleston are warning people to stay out of the water along the south coast today because of the high risk of rip currents that could be life-threatening. Those warnings extend from the Berkeley-Georgetown County line southward into Florida.
Meanwhile, a small craft advisory is now in effect for the entire South Carolina coast. Winds just offshore of upward to 38 mph are expected to make conditions hazardous for small boats.
Tropical Storm Cristobal is expected to stay off the East Coast as it churns northward very slowly. As of 11:00 a.m. Monday, the storm was roughly 110 miles east of San Salvador Island in the Bahamas and 715 miles southwest of Bermuda. Its maximum sustained winds were about 60 miles per hour, but the storm was only moving north at a pae of 2 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center.