Editor’s note: This story was updated to remove an incorrect term.

Forecasters are calling for a large King Tide to hit the Orange County coast this week.

It’s expected to hit our shores Thursday but the largest tides, reaching over 7 feet, will arrive on Friday and Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service says the tide will be at its highest between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. on those days.

The big tide is expected to impact several areas along the Orange County coast, including the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach and Sunset Beach.

Here are the King Tide times in Southern California for this week:

  • Thursday 12/22:
    High tide 6.8 ft at 7:25 AM. Low tide -1.5 ft at 2:47 PM.
  • Friday 12/23:
    High tide 7.0 ft at 8:08 AM. Low tide -1.8 ft at 3:33 PM.
  • Saturday 12/24:
    High tide 7.0 ft at 8:54 AM. Low tide -1.8 ft at 4:20 PM.
  • Sunday 12/25:
    High tide 6.7 ft at 9:42 AM. Low tide -1.5 ft at 5:08 PM.

The King Tides could result in some minor flooding on low lying beach parking lots and beach boardwalks, the weather service stated.

Officials in Seal Beach are helping residents prepare for the possible flooding, Patch.com reported.

Sand bags are being offered at the following locations:

  • Public Works Yard: 1776 Adolfo Lopez Dr.
  • Fire Station 44, 718 Central Ave.
  • 8th Street Beach Parking Lot.