Novice bathers and boarders may want to exercise a caution this Labor Day weekend due to big surf.
According to Western Weather Expert Ken Clark, "Storms from the western and southern Pacific Ocean recently, and to some extent Ileana nearby to the southwest, will produce waves up to 10 feet in parts of the Southern California."
The high surf event got under way during the end of August and will continue through much of the holiday weekend.
Warm weather this weekend will have many people flocking to the beaches.
In addition to the dangers of frequent and strong rip currents, people fishing on jetties are at risk of being hit by large waves.
"Long-period south to southwest swells will impact the coastline with waves averaging 4 to 8 feet," Clark said.
As a result, the highest surf will be on the south and southwest-facing beaches, including Long Beach and Newport Beach which have unobstructed fetch from this direction.
Direct impact from Ileana is not likely, but there is a slight chance of more cloud cover and a pop-up thundershower near the coast by Labor Day.
Most of the widely separated thundershower activity will hover over the mountains and deserts through Sunday. However, even in these areas much of the time will be rain-free.
While humidity levels will slip back into more of a moderate range this weekend, after the high humidity this past week, temperatures will flirt with the 90-degree mark in Downtown L.A. this weekend. Highs will be well into the 80s around San Diego.
Downpours and locally severe thunderstorms over the Central states will not only foil holiday weekend activities, but will also put some lives at risk.
A few days after a chilly storm departs the Northeast, warm weather will make a strong comeback in parts of the Midwest and the East later next week.
The storm responsible for the wind, cold, rain and snow in the Northeast Friday and Saturday will slowly ease up for the balance of the holiday weekend.
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During Sunday's race, the skies will be variably cloudy with the risk of a few showers.
Another plunge of chilly air will set the stage for the risk of a frost and freeze centered Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia and other nearby states this weekend.
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