(WPRI) — The tropics remain active with two hurricanes we’re keeping our eyes on.
Idalia made landfall in Keaton Beach, Florida, as a dangerous Category 3 storm around 8 a.m. on Wednesday.
The National Weather Service in Tallahassee called Idalia “an unprecedented event” since no major hurricanes on record have ever passed through the bay abutting the Big Bend.
Idalia has since weakened to a tropical storm as it moves inland before recurving back to the Atlantic over the weekend.
Meanwhile, Franklin has weakened to a Category 2 storm in the Atlantic Ocean with winds at 105 mph. The storm will stay to the west of Bermuda and the storm is not expected to make landfall.
Even though Franklin and Idalia are not expected to hit Southern New England, large ocean waves will begin to impact ocean-facing shores on Wednesday and Thursday.
Dangerous rip currents are also expected at area beaches. A HIGH SURF ADVISORY is in effect for our local beaches on Wednesday and Thursday.
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