Big Southern California waves, coastal flooding possible this week

By Associated Press

A combination of astronomical high tides and swell from a storm in the Gulf of Alaska will bring the possibility of local coastal flooding to parts of Southern California this week, with areas at risk including Long Beach, Malibu and Venice Beach.

The National Weather Service says high tides well over 6 feet are expected from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo counties at midmorning Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Meanwhile, a building swell from the Pacific storm will reach the Southern California Bight by Wednesday afternoon, combining with a southwest swell to create high surf along the mainland and in the Channel Islands. On the Central Coast, sets could reach 15 feet.

Locations prone to local flooding include Long Beach, Venice Beach, Malibu, Port Hueneme, Ventura, and Pismo, Jalama and Oceano beaches.

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