High winds brought choppy seas and high waves at Ocean Beach Pier Monday. Photo by Chris Stone
High surf batters the Ocean Beach Pier. Photo by Chris Stone

The high surf that has been pounding the San Diego County coastline is expected to subside Tuesday, but rain will be possible through Wednesday morning.

A National Weather Service high surf advisory will remain in effect until 5 p.m. Tuesday. Surf of 3 to 8 feet will be possible south of Carlsbad and the highest tides will be around 6 feet at 5:15 a.m. amid patchy morning drizzle.

The waves may top some jetties and rock structures, according to the weather service. Very strong rip currents and minor beach erosion will also be possible until the surf subsides.

Chances of light precipitation are in the forecast for Tuesday morning, again Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Meteorologists estimated the chance of measurable precipitation at around 30 percent Tuesday and 20 percent Wednesday in areas other than the deserts.

“There could be a deep enough marine layer in place tonight to squeeze out a little more drizzle or light showers along and west of the mountains,” according to the weather service. “Any accumulation will be limited to a few hundredths of an inch or less.”

The rain is expected to clear up later Wednesday, and will be followed by drier and warmer conditions through Friday, according to the weather service.

— City News Service

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