BY MARY MARSHALL
Scattered storms from Hurricane Arthur hit New Jersey Friday forcing people statewide to bring their Independence Day plans indoors. Although the sporadic bouts of rain seemed to clear up quickly, beachgoers along the shore should be weary this weekend of the lingering threat from rip currents.
According to 7online.com, the combination of rain and rip currents from the storm caused a high surf advisory to go into effect until 6 a.m. on Saturday morning.
Many stayed away from beaches, however, lifeguards took the necessary precautions to deal with the threat of the dangerous weather forecast, according to 7online.com.
"Since we're here and there's no lightning you can swim, just stay close. If we see you in a bad spot, we'll let you know and make sure you're swimming by us and staying safe," a Belmar lifeguard Tracy Kahill said according to 7online.com.