Hurricane Jose is churning well out in the Atlantic Ocean, but it still brings a high rip current risk to the Jersey Shore today (9/12).

The National Weather Service has issues a high rip current risk for the Jersey Shore that will remain in effect until 6:00pm. The surf height is expected to be at 4 feet today, according to the statement.

This is an especially important statement to pay attention to since many area beaches have no life guards, or limited lifeguard schedules. It is recommended that all swimmers stay out of the high surf.

Currently Hurricane Jose is a Category 1 hurricane, located 435 miles NNE of Grand Turk Island and is expected to continue to weaken, according to weather.com.

To stay up to date on weather info here at the Jersey Shore, check out our meteorologist Dan Zarrow's weather blog.

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