The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a flood advisory Monday for Orange and Los Angeles counties, including minor flood warnings for Long Beach, Playa del Rey, Venice and Malibu.
According to the alert, the advisory extends through Friday, with the highest water levels expected Wednesday. The advisory is in conjunction with the forecasted king tide, the highest astronomical tide of the year, which will be seen just after dawn on Wednesday into Friday’s early morning hours.
The NWS warned beach parking lots and nearby streets and structures could find themselves underwater for a brief amount of time, with stronger rip currents present offshore.
Seal and Sunset beaches in Orange County are considered the most susceptible to flooding, followed by La Jolla, Cardiff, Oceanside and South Mission in San Diego County.
The NWS forecasted the tide levels to be 7.6 feet on Wednesday at 7:51AM, 7.5 feet Thursday at 8:31AM and 7.3 feet Friday at 9:12AM. A three-to-four foot surf is expected to compound the effects of the high tide on Wednesday, making the chance for flooding especially severe.
City News Service contributed to this story.