Freshwater local Max Petras and his daughter Indra enjoy the “nippy,” overcast weather near the harbor in Eureka. (Shomik Mukherjee — The Times-Standard)

A rain system is expected to pass through Humboldt County late Thursday into Friday, but its range will likely be limited to showers with no chance of stormy conditions, a National Weather Service meteorologist said Sunday.

“We’ll have another weak system come in late Tuesday evening, but not much accumulation,” said Josh Winant of the National Weather Service in Eureka.

Saturday should be mostly dry, but there’s another chance of rain Sunday afternoon. If rain does strike at that time, it’s expected to last for the rest of the day.

High temperatures, meanwhile, will remain in the mid-to-upper 50-degree range along the coastline, with lows in the high 30s to mid-40s. Inland, near Weaverville, peak temperatures will hover around the low-50s to upper-40s, with lows in the 30s.

Locally, the cold, rainy temperatures don’t appear to have dampened too many spirits. Freshwater resident Max Petras said this year has actually been warmer than last, which is one of the “perks” of climate change, he said.

Petras and his daughter, Indra, enjoyed their Sunday afternoon at the harbor in Eureka.

“Today’s a beautiful day, a little overcast,” Petras remarked. “Not a chill to the winter but a slight nip to the air.”

As far as cold weather goes, Petras said he loves it.

“It allows for some extra cozy time with the little one (Indra),” he said. “You get the fire going, you get the sauna cranking.”

Stronger-than-normal wind speeds prompted the NWS to send out an emergency shelter alert last weekend, but winds shouldn’t be nearly as much of a concern this week, Whinant said.

“I believe the winds are going to die down a little this week and then maybe ramp back up north of Cape Mendocino,” he said. “But they shouldn’t be very strong.”

Temperatures would need to come down to lower temperatures, he added, to attract the very “breezy” winds.

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

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