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High tides, large surf could cause flooding at San Diego beaches

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - High tides of around 7 feet combined with larger than average surf could cause minor coastal flooding along low-lying beaches in San Diego County starting Sunday night, National Weather Service forecasters predicted Saturday.

Minor coastal flooding and beach erosion could occur around high tide Sunday and Monday evenings, mainly on south and southwest facing shores, according to the National Weather Service. Tides are expected to reach 7.4 feet at 8:56 p.m. Sunday and again at 9:42 p.m. Monday at Navy Pier, downtown San Diego.

Moderate beach erosion and minor flooding could affect low-lying areas and parking lots in susceptible areas that included La Jolla, Del Mar and Cardiff-by-the-Sea near Highway 101, the NWS said.

Surf heights of 3-6 feet were also expected on south-facing beaches as a long-period swell was expected to build over coastal waters Sunday afternoon, the NWS reported.

The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued a coastal flood advisory from 5 p.m. Sunday to 4 a.m. Tuesday. Residents and businesses in areas susceptible to coastal flooding were advised to take precautions.

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