SAN DIEGO — Strong rip currents and high surf are expected along
the San Diego County coastline starting Thursday afternoon, which could result
in dangerous swimming conditions for Thanksgiving beachgoers.
The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory today for the
county’s coastal areas, which will go into effect at 2 p.m. Thursday and extend
until 6 p.m. Friday. Surf of 5-7 feet with sets of up to 9 feet are expected
along west-facing beaches.
NWS meteorologists said strong rip currents were likely, especially
during later morning and early afternoon hours as the high tide transitions to
Minor flooding in low-lying coastal areas, such as beach parking lots,
and localized beach erosion could also be possible, forecasters said.
National Weather Service meteorologists said a large west-northwest
swell generated by a low pressure system over the Eastern Pacific would affect
coastal waters starting Thursday afternoon and would peak Thursday night into
Friday morning. The swell and surf are expected to lessen Friday evening,