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Tropical storms prompt surf advisories along SoCal coast

SAN DIEGO - The National Weather Service in San Diego issued a beach hazard warning to swimmers and surfers Sunday afternoon, and predicted thunderstorms, high humidity and hot temperatures for the week ahead.

Tropical cyclones Hilary and Irwin were creating elevated surf and strong rip currants Sunday. The warning was expected to remain in effect through Tuesday evening, according to the NWS.

The highest sets were expected to create dangerous swimming conditions, especially in the northern portion of San Diego county and southern Orange County, with sets up to five feet.

Caution should be used when on or near the water, the NWS said.

"Monsoonal moisture will likely be in place through at least Friday, with afternoon/early evening thunderstorms/showers possible each day mainly over the mountains and deserts," The NWS said. "However, there is an upper level disturbance forecast to move through the region which could bring showers and isolated to possibly scattered thunderstorms from the deserts all the way to the coast and coastal waters late Monday through early Wednesday morning."

High pressure building aloft will bring very warm to hot conditions this week, with increased humidity contributing to the heat, the NWS said.