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Beach hazards statement prompts July 4 warning

Posted at 2:22 PM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 20:16:49-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The National Weather Service is warning beachgoers ahead of the July 4 holiday about elevated surf and strong rip currents.

A beach hazards statement will remain in effect until Friday at 3 a.m.

According to the National Weather Service, waves will reach three to six feet accompanied by dangerous rip currents.

“Remember to swim near a lifeguard if going out in the ocean,” said 10News meteorologist Megan Parry.

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Tidal overflow is also possible is areas prone to flooding, such as low-lying areas.

“Tidal overflow will be possible in low lying areas during high tide between 9pm and midnight each night - keep that in mind when setting up to watch any fireworks shows during the day as the high tide moves in it may push you back by the night,” Parry added.

Swells are expected to build again Friday through Sunday from Hurricane Barbara.