Dangerous rip currents are expected along the coast.
“Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water,” the advisory warns. “Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and float. Don’t swim against the current. If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.”
Hurricane Elsa has been downgraded to a tropical storm and is still being forecast to impact the Florida peninsula, rather than the Panhandle.