MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Nassau County officials gave the OK for residents to head to the beach for Memorial Day weekend, but now the weather is putting a damper on hopeful beachgoers’ plans.

The Nassau County Department of Health issued an advisory against bathing at 18 beaches Saturday due to heavy rainfall.

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Health officials say stormwater runoff can elevate bacteria levels in the water.

The following beaches are affected by the advisory:

North Shore

  • Centre Island Sound – Bayville
  • Ransom Beach – Bayville
  • Soundside Beach – Bayville
  • Stehli Beach – Bayville
  • Morgan Sound – Glen Cove
  • Pryibil Beach – Glen Cove
  • Tappen Beach – Glenwood Landing
  • Creek Club – Lattingtown
  • Lattingtown Beach – Lattingtown
  • Laurel Hollow Beach – Laurel Hollow
  • Piping Rock Beach Club – Locust Valley
  • Theodore Roosevelt Beach – Oyster Bay
  • North Hempstead Beach Park – Port Washington
  • Sea Cliff Village Beach – Sea Cliff

South Shore

  • Hewlett Point Beach – East Rockaway
  • Island Park Beach – Island Park
  • Biltmore Beach Club – Massapequa
  • Philip Healey Beach – Massapequa

The advisory will be lifted at 7 a.m. Monday unless there is additional heavy rainfall or water samples reveal elevated bacterial levels.

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