Waves cover the beach at high tide in Del Mar near Powerhouse Park. Photo by Chris Jennewein
Waves cover the beach at high tide Tuesday near Powerhouse Park in Del Mar. Photo by Chris Jennewein

Updated at 9:05 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20

Morning high tides topped by large waves could lead to some minor beach flooding Tuesday and Wednesday along the San Diego County shoreline, according to the National Weather Service.

The high tide could reach 7 feet at 8:21 a.m. in La Jolla, with possible flooding at beach parking lots and nearby streets in La Jolla, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Cardiff-by-the-Sea and Imperial beach, according to the weather service. The high tide will lower to 6.7 feet on Wednesday.

On top of those tides, waves are expected to be 4-6 feet with local sets of 7 feet, according to the forecast.

A beach hazard statement issued by the weather service because of the high surf will be in force through Wednesday morning.

The weather service is also calling for continued mild temperatures and the possibility of dense fog along the coast. Temperatures are expected to return to the high 70s and 80s over the upcoming weekend.

— City News Service