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Warm Weather Ahead, High Surf Advisory Extended for Coastal Areas

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A high surf advisory has been extended in San Diego County until Tuesday accompanied by a coastal flood advisory Monday morning. Santa Ana conditions, with low humidity and gusty winds, are also expected this week, the National Weather Service said.

Dry weather with above-normal temperatures are expected to continue throughout San Diego County as a Santa Ana pattern prevails, with warmth peaking late next week, the National Weather Service said.

Huge waves are pounding the San Diego coastline this weekend. NBC 7's Ramon Galindo spent the day in ocean beach with people enjoying the sights, and some brave souls who waded into the dangerous waters.

A high surf advisory has been extended until 1 p.m. Tuesday for coastal areas, NBC 7's Meteorologist Crystal Egger said. We can expect waves and surf to be from 4 to 7 feet and local sets of 8 to 10 feet. Rip currents will stay very high so you can expect dangerous swimming conditions.

A coastal flood advisory is in effect from through 10 a.m. Monday. We can expect to see minor flooding of beach parking lots and boardwalks during the morning high tide. Areas that are most susceptible to flooding include Cardiff and Seaside State beaches, portions of Del Mar, La Jolla Shores, Mission Beach, and Imperial Beach, NWS said.

At the beaches, large west-northwest swells will continue at times through Tuesday, producing elevated to high surf. Surf will peak Saturday, with another higher peak Monday, the NWS said.

High temperatures along the coast Sunday were expected to be 65-70 degrees with overnight lows of 39-46, the NWS said. Western valley highs will be around 71 with overnight lows of 40-48. Highs near the foothills will be 65-70 with 30 mph wind gusts in the morning.

Mountain highs were expected to be 54-62 with overnight lows of 32-41 and wind gusts up to 30 mph. Desert highs will be 66-71 with overnight lows of 38-48.

In the coming week, fair skies and dry conditions will keep the nights cool, but after this weekend, a warming trend will set in under building high pressure, the weather service said. Temperatures will be well above average with no rain in sight for the latter half of the week.

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