Despite temperatures in the 90s on Thursday, San Diego County may officially enter the fall season on Friday as large cold storm system hits the West Coast with rain, high surf, and heavy winds.
Temperatures throughout the county will be in the 60s and the mountains could get down to the 40s.
The cold front will be noticeable on Friday as temperatures drop and a significant increase in surf and rip currents take place. Waves are expected to reach from 4 - 6 feet, with the peak sets reaching 7 feet Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening.
The National Weather Service has released a Beach Hazard Statement that will remain in effect from 8am Friday through 2am Monday. The Hazard Statement says "A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as strong rip currents...elevated surf heights...minor tidal overflow...or lightning are possible at local beaches. Obey posted warning signs and flags and talk to a lifeguard before swimming. Use caution when in or near the water."
The National Weather Service has also issued a Wind Advisory for San Diego mountain and desert areas from 12noon on Friday through 10pm on Sunday, as 20 - 30 mph winds and 50 mph gusts are expected.
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