• WARNING: Rip currents creating treacherous conditions along NC coast

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    As you make Memorial Day plans, our meteorologists are warning that the beaches along the North Carolina coast are dangerous right now.

    Just this past weekend, four swimmers were pulled from rough waters off Emerald Isle.

    [Horrified NC mom watches son, boyfriend drown as rip current drags them out to sea]

    [RELATED: 4 swimmers pulled from water on Emerald Isle; one in serious condition]

    Meteorologist John Ahrens spent years forecasting in Charleston and studying rip currents.

    >> John is tracking the increasing threat in the video at the top of this page.

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