It will be a wetter-than-normal week in Humboldt County, with much of the work week likely to be covered in moderate-to-heavy amounts of precipitation, the National Weather Service said.
Humboldt Bay should see close to two inches of rainfall for the week, while inland and Southern Humboldt County areas will receive about a quarter of that amount.
“It may not rain the entire time … there may be a break of about 6-to-10 hours here and there, but it’ll be pretty wet,” said Alex Dodd, an NWS meteorologist.
Another rainy system will pass through the county Friday, lasting much of the weekend. The rain might get heavier than it’s been during some portions of the day.
Temperatures, meanwhile, won’t vary too much from what the county has seen since last month.
“I guess the good news, for some people, is that it will be a little milder this week,” Dodd said.
Highs should hover around the mid-to-upper 50-degree range, with lows in the low-to-mid 40s.
The NWS detected snow in the high mountainous regions of Trinity County over the weekend. On Monday, Humboldt County announced road restrictions in the mountains that require chains to be attached to vehicles. Titlow Hill Road and Bair Road, both in the Willow Creek area, received one foot and 7 inches of snowfall, respectively.
“We had a sliver of snow at the peaks,” Dodd said. “We’ll see some snow at elevations around 7 to 8,000 feet this week, but that will be above all the major highway passes and most roads. I guess the takeaway message is, don’t expect much in the way of snow.”
The NWS had not issued any wind speed advisories over the weekend, but Dodd said gustier winds this week could reach speeds of 40-45 miles per hour around the coastal bluffs.
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