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High tides bring a few days of coastal flood advisory warnings

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Higher-than-average tides along the San Diego County coastline may cause minor flooding in low-lying areas like beach parking lots and nearby streets Thursday.

A National Weather Service coastal flood advisory is scheduled to remain in effect until 9 p.m. Thursday. High tides of about 7 feet are expected at 10:40 a.m. Thursday and 11:20 Friday.

The so-called "spring tides," caused when the sun and the moon line up, are expected to combine with surf of 3 to 5 feet and sets of 6 feet on Thursday to further increase the potential for flooding, according to the weather service.

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"A combination of very high tides and elevated surf will continue to produce local tidal overflow and minor flooding in low-lying coastal areas during morning high tides," forecasters said.

Beaches in Oceanside, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, La Jolla and Imperial Beach could be susceptible to minor tidal overflows and flooding of such low-lying areas as beach parking lots and adjacent streets.

Strong rip currents are also expected, according to the NWS.

Forecasters said the tides and surf would lessen on Friday.


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