Sunnier days have given way to fog in Eureka, but October rain remains an uncertainty. (Shomik Mukherjee — The Times-Standard)

Humboldt County and most of northwest California will be either “completely dry or all wet” for the next two weeks as the National Weather Service provided an “uncertain” forecast for the coming days through the end of October.

“It’s really up in the air at this time,” said NWS meteorologist Jonathan Garner.

One predicted model shows significant rain all over the North Coast and inland, while another shows the area remaining totally clear of precipitation. The latter model would follow a trend of dryness that’s persisted in Eureka following a brief spell of wetness during the first week of the month.

Both daytime and nighttime temperatures will get colder in the immediate future. Garner predicted peaks in the low 60s and lows in the high 40s up and down the coast.

The weather will be warmer over the county’s interior land, but clear skies and dry weather could mean overnight freezing conditions around the inland areas, including Willow Creek and Trinity County.

“People with plants outdoors would need to be aware that overnight temperatures will dip toward frost advisory conditions as we get toward the end of October,” Garner said.

As long as cloudiness keeps up, the chance of temperatures in the 70s will be “fairly anomalous” across the northwestern part of the state, he said.

The potential for an El Niño — which typically brings about wetter conditions up north — continues to loom over the fall and winter seasons.

Shomik Mukherjee can be reached at 707-441-0504.

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