High Surf Expected at OC Beaches Through Friday; Flooding Possible

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SEAL BEACH (CNS) - High surf led to the flooding of some parking lots and neighborhood streets in Seal Beach overnight, and forecasters said more of the same is possible Thursday evening and Friday.

The National Weather Service issued a beach hazard statement for Orange County beaches that will be in effect through Friday. Forecasters noted that the coast will see breaking waves of 4 to 6 feet, with some sets reaching 7 to 8 feet.

"A series of long-period south swells will generate elevated to locally high surf through Friday," according to the NWS. "Highest surf will be in Orange County, with sets up to 8 feet. This will produce strong rip and longshore currents along with coastal flooding in low-lying areas. Surf will gradually decrease through the weekend, with high rip current risk continuing into Saturday."

High tide is scheduled for 9 p.m. Thursday, and at 9:30 p.m. Friday, according to the NWS.

On Wednesday night, the high tide sent water into some Seal Beach neighborhoods. Fox11 reported at least one car was practically submerged in water near the Seal Beach pier.

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