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Weather warning issued for beaches

The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather statement Aug. 2 for North County beaches, warning of potential beach lightning strikes.

A line of showers and hazardous thunderstorms will pass through the region during the day, the Weather Service stated. The warning is expected to expire by 1 p.m., although heavy rain and thunder were reported in Encinitas, Carlsbad and San Marcos at about 11 a.m.

The region can expect about a 40 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms through Sunday, according to the Weather Service.

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Weather warning issued for beaches