High risk for rip currents off coast of Pinellas County through Sunday morning

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PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – 8 On Your Side has a warning if you plan on being near the Gulf of Mexico the next few days.

There is a high risk for rip currents off Pinellas County Thursday night through Sunday morning.

Rip currents are powerful currents of water that can sweep even the strongest swimmer away from shore.

If you get caught in a rip current, here is what you should do:
 

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