Wednesday won't be the best beach day, but if you're going to head out consider that Wallis Sands Beach in Rye, NH is under an advisory for high levels of bacteria.

According to officials at the state Department of Environmental Services, water samples collected on Monday exceeded the state standard for fecal bacteria.

The next sample will be taken on Wednesday with the results posted on Thursday.

Wallis, Hampton and Jenness Beaches are all tested twice weekly.

The likely culprit is the heavy rains from Tropical Storm Elsa. Bacteria levels tend to spike in some locations because of a buildup of waste from geese, seagulls, and other animals following heavy rains, according to officials.

Elsa dropped as much as four inches of rain along the Seacoast.

Friday looks to be the best beach day of the week with sunny skies and temperatures well into the 80s, National Weather Service meteorologist Hunter Tubbs told Seacoast Current.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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