Weather Service issues High Surf, Coastal Flood Advisories for southwest Washington coast

The National Weather Service issued High Surf, and Coastal Flood Advisories for the southern Washington coast, as well as the northern and central Oregon coast.
The High Surf Advisory is from 7 p.m. Sunday through 9 a.m. Monday.

Waves could reach as high as 35 feet, with dangerous rip currents and erosion around beaches and jetties. Authorities advise people to stay away from the surf.

The Weather Service has also issued a Coastal Flood Advisory from 8 am to 1 pm, Monday through Wednesday. People living along the southern Washington and northern and central Oregon coastal areas should expect minor tidal overflow.

Anyone around beaches should also watch for big waves.

Forecasters expect huge breakers this evening, from 20 to 25 feet high, and then 25 to 35 feet from midnight to sunrise. The high surf is expected to die down by about 9 am Monday.

For people living in southwest Washington, places like Long Beach and Ilwaco, it’d be a good idea to steer clear of the ocean during the advisories.

The Weather Service says the tides will be running one to two feet
above normal, with the highest point from 10 am to 11 am, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Expect flooding in estuaries, low lying coastal rivers, streams and creeks an hour or two before, and after, the high tides.

They say flooding is also possible in low-lying areas and roads prone to tidal flooding.