Rip current warning issued along San Diego coastline

Posted at 12:04 PM, Apr 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-22 15:04:47-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The National Weather Service is warning local beach-goers of rip current dangers along the county's coastline this weekend.

NWS issued a beach hazards statement in effect for strong rip currents through Sunday evening. Waves and surf could reach from 3 to 5 feet with occasional sets of 7 feet through Sunday.

Surf heights may diminish slightly to 6 feet on Saturday but will build up once again on Sunday, according to NWS. Minor tidal overflow and lightning are possible, as well.

The coastline of San Diego and Orange counties are affected.

NWS advised anyone heading down to the coastline to obey posted warning signage and to swim near a lifeguard.