A surfer in La Jolla leaves the strong waves with his surfboard broken in half. Photo by Chris Stone

Santa Ana conditions, with low humidity and gusty winds, are expected this week in San Diego County, with elevated surf early in the week and some minor coastal flooding in spots, the National Weather Service said.

“Breezy Santa Ana winds will continue at times across the mountains, foothills and into some of the valleys,” the weather service said. “The strongest winds will occur Monday and Monday night with peak gusts of 35-45 mph.”

A high surf advisory, with 8-10 foot sets, is in effect until 1 p.m. Tuesday for San Diego coastal areas. A coastal flood advisory, with minor flooding of low-lying beach parking lots and boardwalks, will be in effect until 10 a.m. Monday.

A small craft advisory for outer coastal waters, with seas rising 10 to 12 feet, will last through through 6 p.m. Monday.

High temperatures on Monday are forecast to be 66 to 71 near the coast, 73 inland, 74 in the western valleys, 64 to 69 near the foothills, 53 to 61 in the mountains and 67 to 72 in the deserts.

The weather across Southern California in the coming week is expected to be dominated by an upper-level ridge off the coast, which will expand over the state midweek while strengthening, forecasters said.

“This will result in dry conditions, lots of sunshine, along with warming temperatures which will climb to 10-15 degrees above normal,” the weather service said. The peak of the warmth will occur Thursday and Friday with subtle cooling over next weekend.

— From Staff and Wire Reports

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