LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — High surf will continue to pound the coast here in Southern California, meteorologists said Tuesday.

A high surf advisory will be in effect for Los Angeles and Orange counties until 5 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

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In Los Angeles County, surf of between 6 and 10 feet, with maximum sets of 12 feet, is expected.

Surf between 3 and 8 feet, with the highest surf located north of Newport Beach, will be visible in Orange County.

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Forecasters said the strong surf may create risks of drowning for swimmers due to rip currents.

Beach-goers have been urged to swim near a lifeguard station. If caught in a rip current, swim parallel to shore until you are able to break free.

According to the National Weather Service, there is also a chance for minor flooding and minor beach erosion today.

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