Big swells radiating away from Hurricane Igor will keep up the rough surf along most Atlantic beaches on Tuesday.

By Tuesday, the storm will accelerate northeastward south of Newfoundland and thus away from the U.S. coast.

Although the worst of the high waves will end by Tuesday, a 5- to 10-foot swell will persist off shore. This swell will continue to rear up to form powerful breakers along east-facing beaches.

Rough breakers, as well as the rip currents they cause, will continue to pose a danger to swimmers and surfers.

The surf will stay somewhat high through Wednesday, and some Southeast beaches will stay rough most of the week.

Story by Senior Meteorologist Jim Andrews