Danielle to create rip currents off coast

CHARLESTON, SC (AP) - While Hurricane Danielle lurks about 2,000 miles off the Carolinas coast, she will have an direct impact on the beaches in both states.

The National Weather Service says Danielle will create the threat of rip currents from the Outer Banks to Charleston beginning Friday.

Forecasters say swells from Danielle will reach the coastline by Friday and increase throughout the weekend. They say that will lead to a threat of strong rip currents well into next week.

Danielle developed a well-defined eye and had maximum sustained winds Thursday near 110 mph. To the east of Danielle is Tropical Storm Earl, which is expected to become a hurricane by early Saturday.

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