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High Surf, Rain in the Forecast for IB

Rain is expected Sunday, but Christmas in Imperial Beach should be sunny.

Big waves were expected to crash onto San Diego County beaches south of La Jolla, starting Saturday, the National Weather Service reported.

A northwest swell was expected to usher in waves and surf of between 5 and 7 feet at southern San Diego County beaches Saturday with occasional sets could
reach 8 feet at peak break points like Sunset Cliffs, according to NWS
forecasters.

The high surf should impact central county beaches and those in North
County on Sunday as the swell becomes more westerly oriented, but the highest
surf was still expected to be highest in South County, with sets of up to 8
feet possible. The surf was expected to start to subside late Sunday afternoon,
forecasters said.

The NWS issued a high-surf advisory through 4 p.m. Sunday, which stated
the high surf could produce very strong rip currents that could result in dangerous swimming conditions, especially for inexperienced swimmers.

The NWS forecast for Imperial Beach:

Saturday afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. West wind around 5 mph.

Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. North wind around 5 mph becoming east after midnight.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 64. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Sunday night: Rain likely, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Monday: Rain likely before 10am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Monday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Christmas Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Jon Hall December 23, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Headline says rain possible Sunday --- details clearly spell out rain possible MONDAY MORNING yet article says 4am Sunday Night (which already passed) Gotta love the American education system ...

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