Big waves were expected to crash onto San Diego County beaches south of La Jolla, starting Saturday, the National Weather Service reported.
A northwest swell was expected to usher in waves and surf of between 5 and 7 feet at southern San Diego County beaches Saturday with occasional sets could
reach 8 feet at peak break points like Sunset Cliffs, according to NWS forecasters.
The high surf should impact central county beaches and those in North County on Sunday as the swell becomes more westerly oriented, but the highest surf was still expected to be highest in South County, with sets of up to 8 feet possible. The surf was expected to start to subside late Sunday afternoon, forecasters said.
The NWS issued a high-surf advisory through 4 p.m. Sunday, which stated the high surf could produce very strong rip currents that could result in dangerous swimming conditions, especially for inexperienced swimmers.
The NWS forecast for Coronado:
This afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. West wind around 5 mph.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the evening.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 63. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Sunday night: Rain likely, mainly after 4 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming east in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
Monday: Rain likely before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
Monday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Christmas Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.
–City News Service