Crowds expected at beaches for holiday weekend

SAN DIEGO - Businesses close to the beach are preparing for the influx of beachgoers during Labor Day weekend.

With thousands expected to pack the beaches in San Diego, some business owners are bringing in extra staff and extra stock.

The owner of KoJack's said he has been stocking his freezer and shelves with as much pita and meats for the big summer weekend.

"We try to stock up early so this way if we are short of anything we know it, you know, before the weekend starts," said Mike Soltan, owner of KoJack's.

Visitors are also enjoying the weather.

"It's perfect, we're coming from hundred degree weather to 70s, nice and cool, it's perfect," said Dave Talbot of Salt Lake City.

With many heading to the beach, expect heavy traffic on the roadways.

Warm weather and moisture over the region are also expected to usher in more heavy rainfall Friday that could cause flash flooding and debris flows in parts of San Diego County.

The National Weather Service scheduled a flash flood warning for the mountains, deserts and valleys, set to extend until 11 p.m.

Weather service meteorologists said areas in and below the foothills of the county's mountains were at the highest risk for flooding.

"Daytime heating and a plentiful supply of moisture over Southern California will set the stage for more showers and thunderstorms with heavy rainfall later today," the NWS advisory stated. "Flash flooding will be likely from the strongest, most slow-moving thunderstorms."

Mud and debris flows also are possible in and near areas burned in the past couple of years, forecasters said.
 

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