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King Tides Across San Diego Bring Strong Rip Currents, Winds, Potential Coastal Flooding

 King Tides that are expected to reach more than seven feet high will hit the San Diego coast this week, bringing some coastal flooding and dangerous rip currents.

Morning tides will be higher than seven feet until Friday, though the waves are supposed to reach peak height Wednesday morning. 

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a coastal flood advisory in effect until 12 p.m. Friday, primarily for morning high tides. Low-lying areas like Imperial Beach, La Jolla Shores, South Mission Beach, Cardiff, Oceanside and other parts of the San Diego County coast could be susceptible to flooding.

During Wednesday’s high tide, tides are supposed to reach 7.6 feet at 7:51 a.m., the highest this week. On Thursday, tides are expected to reach 7.5 feet at 8:31 a.m. By Friday, the last day of the coastal flood advisory, tides are expected to reach 7.3 feet by 9:12 a.m.

In San Diego's Midway district, high tides flooded a busy street Tuesday morning due to build-up in some drains. Water was not able to drain properly due to the backed up drains.

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