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Strong winds bring coastal concerns across South Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - There are some big coastal concerns along beaches in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast this week due to strong winds hitting our area.

Remnants of Tropical Storm Erika in August eroded beaches across Palm Beach County.  Flooding caused by September’s supermoon also created coastal flooding, now these strong winds could add to the erosion.

The Coast Guard has issued a warning to small boat owners to stay off the water.

There is a high risk for rip currents and a small craft advisory is in effect for boaters.

Wave heights will reach 11 to 13 feet today with occasional 15- to 17-foot seas.

Monday will be the peak day for the winds, which will average 20-30 mph with higher gusts.

South Florida is sandwiched between high pressure to the north and low pressure to the south, creating the windy conditions.

Storm Team 5 Meteorologist Glenn Glazer said Tuesday will also be windy, but just a bit less than Monday.

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