BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) —The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory for Massachusetts and Rhode Island beaches early Monday morning.
According to the alert, meteorologists are predicting large waves, ranging from four to eight feet, along surf zones in both states until 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
The regions in Massachusetts include Southern Bristol, Eastern Essex, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket. In Rhode Island, the impacted areas are in Block Island, Washington and Newport counties.
The alert is discouraging people from viewing large waves or fishing from jetties, and asking inexperienced swimmers to stay out of the water.
The Boston National Weather Service says the dangerous water conditions are from the effects of Hurricane Paulette.
The agency tweeted on Sunday evening, "High Surf Advisory in effect for #RI beaches including much of #MA, as #HurricanePaulette sends dangerous surf to south-southeast facing ocean beaches thru at least Tue."
Paulette made landfall on the islands of Bermuda on Monday— bringing heavy rainfall and strong, damaging winds. The hurricane is expected to reach category two and intensify as it moves through the islands.