It will be sunny with highs in the low 90s today but the risk of rip currents and high surf remain as Hurricane Earl approaches.

The National Weather Service in Charleston warns that dangerous rip currents and large surf are expected through Friday while the hurricane passes off-shore.

The risk of rip currents will continue through tonight. A high surf advisory has been issued until 6 a.m. Friday. The National Weather Service says the rip currents are life-threatening and no one should enter the surf when there is a high risk.

Anyone caught in a rip current should not panic. Swimmers should remain calm and swim parallel to shore until they are out of it. Swimming directly against a rip current can quickly exhaust even a strong swimmer, according to the weather service.

Temperatures will fall to about 69 degrees tonight. It's expected to be sunny with highs of about 97 degrees Friday.