Some coastal areas in Orange County may experience minor flooding during high tide

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Low-lying roads or parking lots near the ocean in Southern California may see some minor flooding during high tide cycles Saturday evening, according to the National Weather Service.

In a beach hazards statement, high tide warnings were put in place for Seal Beach, Newport Beach and Balboa in Orange County. The tide was expected to reach nearly 7 feet in Newport Beach just before 10 p.m., officials said.

The warnings included San Diego County spots Oceanside Beach and Imperial Beach.

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“Strong rip and longshore currents will create dangerous swimming conditions and enhance flooding effects of the high tides … Saturday,” the warning said.

A separate statement was issued for the Ventura and Los Angeles county coasts, where a high tide of 7 feet was anticipated between 7 and 9 p.m.

Beach hazard statements are issued when strong rip currents, elevated surf heights, minor tidal overflow or lightning are possible at local beaches, officials said.

High tides earlier this summer caused some beach erosion and other problems.