High surf will continue to hammer the Southern California coast this week as strong winds sweep mountain areas amid more high heat, with highs again reaching the mid-80s.
A high surf advisory will be in effect from 10 a.m. Wednesday until 10 p.m. Thursday in Los Angeles and Orange counties, with forecasters expecting surf of between 5 and 10 feet, with maximum sets of 12 feet, according to the National Weather Service. Stronger surf is expected north of Los Angeles County.
A large, long-period west swell will create dangerous wave conditions along the beaches Wednesday morning through Thursday evening. A beach hazards statement, which is a notch below a high surf advisory, will be in force through Thursday evening in Los Angeles County.
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Beach erosion is likely and minor coastal flooding is possible, such as beach parking lots and walkways, in Ventura and LA counties.
Also scheduled -- until 3 p.m. -- is a wind advisory for the San Gabriel Mountains, where forecasters expect winds of between 20 and 30 miles per hour, gusting to 45 mph. The strongest winds will occur along the 5 Freeway corridors north of Los Angeles.
Temperatures, meanwhile, will remain around 15 degrees above normal.