More rip currents expected Monday

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Rip currents, elevated surf and minor flooding are possible Monday along the San Diego County coastline, forecasters said.

A National Weather Service beach hazards statement is in effect through this evening.

High tides of around 7 feet may cause minor tidal overflow this evening along low-lying beach areas, such as beach parking lots, forecasters said. Parts of Oceanside, La Jolla and Imperial Beach will be particularly susceptible to flooding.

“Elevated surf due to a long-period south swell will contribute to the tidal flooding threat,” according to the weather service statement. The swell is also expected to produce strong rip and longshore currents.

Forecasters said 3- to 5-foot surf would be possible along North County beaches.

The currents could result in dangerous swimming conditions, especially for those with little experience in the water, according to the weather service. Beachgoers were advised to obey posted warning signs, use caution in and around the water and to swim near a lifeguard.

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