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.
A decomposing body found inside a 55-gallon barrel that was floating in the San Diego Bay last month has been identified.
The always-heated topic of whether to begin holiday shopping on Thanksgiving Day will be raised again Thursday, as many chain stores will open their doors around San Diego one day before the so-called "Black Friday."
Temperature records were smashed across San Diego County Wednesday as the region hit the expected peak of a mini heat wave.
Ramona may be known for its horses and country living, but this Thanksgiving the town is reclaiming an old title.
The site of the blaze was the subject of a contested vote just last week in which the Escondido City Council voted 3-2 to approve a housing project, "The Villages," which would see 380 new homes built on the 109 acres of the abandoned golf course and country club.
Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said.
A San Diego State University student who died in September when she was struck by a car while attempting to cross Interstate 8 on foot had consumed at least eight shots of rum and had a blood-alcohol content of 0.29 percent, according to a coroner's report released Wednesday.
Three men were arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly firing shots in a Vista neighborhood then opening fire on responding sheriff's deputies.
At least two cars collided in the middle of a Camino Del Norte intersection leaving one vehicle overturned and blocking traffic.
Around 60,000 passengers are expected to pass through San Diego's Lindbergh Field daily during the upcoming holiday weekend.