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King Tides to impact San Diego coastline through Tuesday

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Posted at 10:12 AM, Dec 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-13 13:15:04-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The National Weather Service warned of minor coastal flooding ahead of a King Tide set to hit the San Diego County coastline Monday and Tuesday.

The event forced the agency to issue a beach hazards statement from Sunday night through Tuesday evening.

Surf will begin to build late Sunday, peaking Monday and Tuesday. By Tuesday night, the surf is expected to diminish, the agency said.

High tides Monday will be 6.9 feet at 8 a.m. High tide on Tuesday will be 6.8 feet at 8:40 a.m.

The agency warned that the King Tides will create water run-up into some beach parking lots and other low-lying areas.

Beaches most prone to flooding include Sunset, Seal, Newport, Oceanside, Cardiff, La Jolla Shores and Imperial Beach.

Elevated surf will also create strong rip currents and dangerous swimming conditions, the National Weather Service says.