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Weather alert: Riptides, thunderstorms promise gloomy week in South Florida

Flags like this one will be will be waving on South Florida beaches as riptides plague the waters on Monday.
Flags like this one will be will be waving on South Florida beaches as riptides plague the waters on Monday. Miami Herald Staff

South Florida is under a rip-current advisory Monday as wind and waves are expected to make the beach a risky place to swim.

The National Weather Service advisory is in effect until 8 p.m.

"It is not safe to go swimming,” said CBS4 meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez. “Stay out of the water."

The advisory comes a day after a tragedy in waters of Miami Beach. One woman drowned and another is in critical condition after they were both pulled out of choppy waters on Sunday afternoon.

Officials did not say what caused the swimmers to go under.

Despite the rough surf, forecasters expect a pleasant day on Monday, with a 20 percent chance of rain and a high of 82.

But it won’t last long. Starting Monday night, the weather will turn sour.

Rain chance increases to 40 percent and storms and possible flooding are expected early Tuesday through late Wednesday.

Temperatures are expected to reach as high as 84 degrees, even with the expected downpours.

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