Warning of waves exceeding 20 feet tall issued for SF beachgoers

Heavy rain will continue through Sunday night, with warnings issued for minor flooding in The City, according to the National Weather Service.

That rain may end as soon as Monday.

The weather service also warns beachgoers against going to west-facing beaches, including Ocean Beach, issuing a “high surf” advisory.

“The largest waves are expected Sunday evening and night,” the weather service wrote, “breaking waves in the surf zone are expected to exceed 20 feet.”

And those waves may pose danger for those daring enough to brave the water.

“This energetic swell will result in large shore break and sneaker waves,” the weather service wrote in its warning, “raising the risk of suspecting beach goers being swept into the ocean by a wave. There will also be a heightened risk for rip currents.”

“People walking along the beach should never turn their back on the ocean,” the weather service warned.

Fisherman were also warned to avoid fishing from rocks. The advisory is in effect until Monday at 5 p.m., according to the weather service. The weather service forecast dry and warmer weather for the remainder of the week.

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