National Weather Service warns of possible coastal flooding in Orange County

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If you live in a low-lying coastal area in Orange County, you might want to keep an eye on the surf the next few mornings. The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood watch.

Forecasters predict waves of 15 feet or more along west-facing beaches over the next few days. Combine that with expected rain and astronomical high tides and you might have a problem in Orange County's low-lying coastal areas.

The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood watch through Friday.

The most vulnerable areas are between Seal Beach and Huntington Beach and between Doheny Beach and San Clemente.

The National Weather Service says the hairiest times will be between four and ten in the morning, when high tide hits.

Forecasters say the waves could cause erosion and flood parking lots and low-lying roads.

In Seal Beach, there is already a berm in place to try to keep water away from low-lying beachfront homes. That berm is a winter tradition.