A breezier weekend in Humboldt County will lead into an entirely dry week. (Shomik Mukherjee — The Times-Standard)
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A seasonal shift in Humboldt County is in full swing.

No rain is expected the entire week along the coastline. Inland county areas will be similarly dry but light showers are expected late Wednesday through Friday, said Chris Burling of the National Weather Service in Eureka.

“There’s some lingering cloud cover on the coast,” Burling said, “but things are looking pretty dry right now through next weekend. There aren’t really any notable systems coming through.”

Wind speeds this week will echo the breeziness most coastal residents experienced over the weekend. Speeds could reach as high as 15 miles per hour around the high end of the afternoon.

Wind speed advisories are unlikely, however.

Inland high temperatures could hit the 80-degree range. Coastal areas can expect highs in the low 60s and lows hovering around 50 degrees, as the “persistent” cloud cover continues to keep temperatures at bay, Burling said.

An entirely dry week will be the first major break for the coastline from months of rainfall. Some of the recent wetness has helped prevent Humboldt County from drying into a wildfire risk.

“It’s still a little bit early (for wildfire season),” Burling said. “That’s not something that looks to be a big issue within the next week or two. It’s something we’ll start looking at more going forward into the next month.

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

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