TRENTON - Swimmers at New Jersey's beaches still need to be cautious today even though Hurricane Igor is headed toward Canada.

News 12 New Jersey meteorologist James Gregorio says a high risk of rip currents remains through the morning.

Long-period swells will slowly decrease, leading to a moderate risk for rip currents in the afternoon and evening along the Jersey Shore.

Rip currents are narrow channels of water that flow out to sea.

Swimmers caught in the currents should remain calm and swim parallel to the shore until they are free of the current's grip.

AP wire services contributed to this report.