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Water Spouts, Thunderstorms Prompt ‘Significant Weather Advisory’ For Coastal OC

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HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBS) — The National Weather Service Friday issued a significant weather advisory for coastal areas in Orange County due to strong thunderstorms, funnel clouds and water spouts moving through the area.

The NWS confirms a weak disturbance moving across Southern California will continue to produce isolated showers along the coast through Friday evening.

Huntington Beach lifeguards have reported water spouts, but nothing had moved onshore. However, more funnel clouds and water spouts, which could move inland producing weak tornadoes, are possible.

The storm is producing wind gusts of up to 50 miles an hour.

So far, affected areas include: Huntington Beach, Santa Ana, Westminster, Seal Beach, Stanton, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Cypress and Buena Park.

A marine warning was also in effect for Newport Beach and Balboa Island, where the storm was rotating near the coastline.

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