King Tide at La Jolla Cove on Nov. 25, 2015. Photo by Chris Stone
King Tide at La Jolla Cove on Nov. 25, 2015. Photo by Chris Stone

Updated at 4:20 p.m. Nov. 25, 2015

The wintry weather and unusually high tides affecting the region will continue throughout the week, with so-called King Tides the highest of the year.

King Tide at La Jolla Cove on Nov. 25, 2015. Photo by Chris Stone

Thursday’s predicted high tide will be 7.5 feet at 8:31 a.m. and Friday’s 7.3 feet at 9:21 a.m., according to the National Weather Service, which Wednesday afternoon warned of minor tidal flooding through Friday.

Coastal flood advisories are in effect until noon Friday, the weather service said, especially low-lying areas in Imperial Beach, South Mission Beach, La Jolla Shores, Cardiff and Oceanside.

The strongest wind gusts recorded overnight were 59 mph on Volcan Mountain, according to the weather service.

Although the wind is expected to ease up, near to below average temperatures and a chance of periodic rain remain in the forecast for areas other than the deserts through Friday.

King Tide at La Jolla Cove on Nov. 25, 2015. Photo by Chris Stone

In a 12-hour period ending at 7 a.m. Wednesday, gauges in mountain areas collected 0.38 of an inch of rain on Otay Mountain; 0.32 of an inch at Birch Hill; 0.30 of an inch on Palomar Mountain; a quarter-inch in Descanso; 0.23 of an inch in Julian; and 0.22 of an inch at Lake Cuyamaca.

In the valleys, 0.21 of an inch was reported at Mount Woodson and in Alpine; 0.19 of an inch in Harbison Canyon; and 0.17 of an inch in Ramon and Goose Valley. The weather service reported less than two-tenths of an inch in the county’s coastal areas.

Through Friday, forecasters predicted an additional quarter-inch of rain near the coast and up to two-thirds of an inch in some mountain locales. A few inches of snow could also be possible in areas with altitudes higher than 5,000 feet, according to the NWS.

Chilly weather is also in the forecast for parts of the county. In the mountains, highs from 44 to 51 degrees are expected to drop into the 30- to 39-degree range Wednesday night.

King Tide at La Jolla Cove on Nov. 25, 2015. Photo by Chris Stone

Highs slightly below average near the coast and several degrees below average in inland areas are expected through Friday.

No flooding was immediately reported Wednesday morning, but on Tuesday, the unusually high tide left stretches of streets underwater in the Midway District — even though the location is several miles inland from the ocean. The flooding in the area of Barnett Avenue and Midway Drive had spilled out of storm drains overwhelmed by the tidal surge.

Strong rip currents are also possible, according to the NWS.

City News Service contributed to this article.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.