Scattered showers and thunderstorms are predicted for today. The chance is rain is 50 percent, according to the National Weather Service.

If you go to the beach today, beware of rip currents. The risk is greater than usual because of swells from Hurricane Katia, the Weather Service warns.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away from shore. They occur most often at low spots or breaks in the sandbar and near groins, jetties and piers. Be alert for a channel of churning or choppy waters, an area in the water having a noticeable difference in color from the surrounding water, a line of foam, seaweed or debris moving steadily out to sea, or a break in the incoming wave pattern.

If you get caught in a rip current, swim parallel to shore until you're out of it.