Autumn is in full swing in Eureka, where the leaves have begun abandoning their trees. (Shomik Mukherjee, The Times-Standard)

Leaves have begun abandoning their trees in Humboldt County as the season changes, while the next two weeks will see some rain over the northern parts of the county.

“Pretty light, nothing major” is the rain forecast heading into Tuesday for areas north of McKinleyville, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Josh Whisnant.

There’s a chance of more rain early next week for both Humboldt and Del Norte counties, Whisnant predicted, though with less certainty.

“The models are trending a little more wet toward that timeframe,” he said. “Well, at least one of [the models] is.”

On Monday, the National Weather Service Eureka office tweeted an image showing potential rain totals in various areas around the county.

“Light rain is expected Tuesday afternoon and evening,” the tweet stated.

The highest figure was Crescent City in Del Norte County where up to 0.13 of an inch of rain is predicted. Eureka showed the possibility of getting 0.06 of an inch; Hoopa and Scotia could get 0.04 of an inch.

Things will get warmer this weekend. Coastal cities should see averages near 65 degrees, up from the low 60s throughout the week. Inland areas, accordingly, will be in the mid-70s, with areas like Hoopa and Orleans potentially hitting the very low 80s.

Besides that, the weather should be “status quo” moving forward, Whisnant said.

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

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