A high rip current risk remains in place today for six counties, including both Sarasota and Manatee Counties. The risk warning went into effect early yesterday. According to the National Weather Service, another cold front sweeping through the area is causing some increased wave action. The rip currents are expected to remain abnormally strong throughout most of the day today. Officials say if you insist on going into the water, to pay attention to flags and swim near a manned lifeguard station.