Moderate rip currents in Daytona Beach surf; same situation in New Smyrna Beach

Issues: 21 rescues in surf, 30 jellyfish stings & vehicles stuck in soft sand 

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Graphic images for Headline Surfer® / Volusia County beach cam snapshots displayed here show beach-goers leaving the beaches just before 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Volusia County Beach Safety flew the yellow flag today for moderate rip current conditions with nearly two dozen people caught in rip currents who had to be rescued.

Besides 21 rescues, there were some other issues for breach safety personnel to contend with on this hot Saturday.

"We have some jellyfish coming in and have had approximately 30 stings so far today," Capt. Tamra Marris of the Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue and agency spokeswoman told Headline Surfer®. "We are experiencing soft sand issues. There are small portions of the beach that will be closed off on Sunday due to soft sand." 

"We have some jellyfish coming in and have had approximately 30 stings so far today," Capt. Tamra Marris of the Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue and agency spokeswoman told Headline Surfer®. "We are experiencing soft sand issues. There are small portions of the beach that will be closed off on Sunday due to soft sand." 

Marris suggests beach-goers check the county beach app to find out about beach gate closures, and as always, she reminds people to swim in front of a Lifeguard. 

Sunday forecast: Possible T-storms followed by sunny skies, high 93

Daytona Beach forecast / Headline Surfer®

Whether you are going to the beach or a park or are going to be outdoors for any number of reasons here is the extended forecast for greater Daytona Beach from the National Weather Forecast:

Tonight: A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

Sunday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 93. North wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east northeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tuesday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Wednesday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Thursday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. South southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday (Independence Day): Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Friday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.