SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Big waves crashed along San Diego County beaches Thursday, and the biggest of them all were spotted south of Cardiff, forecasters said.
The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory for local beaches from late Wednesday to 2 p.m. Friday. During the advisory period, 5- to 8-foot waves -- with occasional sets to 9 feet -- were likely on west-facing beaches, mainly from Cardiff southward, the agency advised.
"Waves may be breaking over jetties, against the bottom of the Ocean Beach pier and slamming into the base of the Cliffs during (today's) morning hours," according to an NWS advisory. "Minor beach erosion and coastal flooding are possible. Very dangerous rip currents are likely."
The Weather Service also cautioned residents of the valleys and lower deserts that frost was possible tonight and again Friday night, with nighttime lows dropping into the 30s in those parts. Otherwise, mostly sunny skies and light winds were expected throughout the day today, according to the agency.
Daytime highs Thursday were expected to be in the high 50s to low 60s in coastal areas and in the western valleys, the high 40s to low 50s near the foothills, the high 30s to high 40s in the mountains and the low to mid-60s in the deserts.
In the wake of the Gate Fire, which ignited May 20, the Bureau of Land Management has issued new restrictions for Southern California counties, including San Diego.
Veterans are being honored across San Diego County during Memorial Day weekend and dozens of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were among those spending their Saturday placing American flags at burial sites at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
With thousands of San Diegans expected to celebrate the holiday weekend at the beach, lifeguards are on high alert and a have a few warnings for those headed to the water.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, is scheduled to visit local Navy personnel in San Diego and Coronado next week, her office announced Saturday.
A 30-year-old Vista man was arrested for drunk driving and failure to yield Saturday morning after leading Carlsbad police on a high-speed pursuit that ended with the suspect crashing into a pole, according to authorities.
A man, possibly armed, and holed up inside a home in the Bay Park community for about four hours Saturday surrendered to police without incident.
Vacationing homeowners were hit by thieves in Mira Mesa, but thanks to a smartphone app, the crooks did not get away with it.
Signs warning people to stay out of the water are once again posted in Imperial Beach after a new spill from Mexico dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage into the Tijuana River - polluting the South Bay.
Two defense contractors were sentenced to prison Friday for conspiring to steal more than $3 million worth of medical equipment from Camp Pendleton that the military had planned to ship overseas to treat injured Marines.