Children and families enjoy a sunny afternoon at Sequoia Park on Sunday. (Ruth Schneider — The Times-Standard)
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Weather around Humboldt County is expected to be in the 60s and 70s this week with some classic spring weather, according to a National Weather Service Eureka meteorologist on Sunday. Inland and southern parts of the county could see temperatures reach even higher.

“What we’ve seen (Sunday) and Monday is what we’ll return to for Wednesday through Friday,” said meteorologist Mel Nordquist. “We’ll be seeing temperatures in the 60s near the coast, to upper 70s to lower 80s in Southern Humboldt or inland parts of Willow Creek.”

Tuesday, he said, would be the outlier this week, with the arrival of a system from the Pacific Northwest.

For the majority of the week, along the coast, highs will be in the 60s and low 70s, while overnight lows are in the mid-to-high 40s. Inland, temperatures could reach as high as the low 80s, with overnight lows in the high 40s and low 50s. Eastern areas of the county like Willow Creek should see the highest temperatures.

“Tuesday things should cool somewhat,” he said. “Still windy but definitely cooler in the inland areas. Not so much in Eureka or near the coast. Inland will cool a bit.”

Nordquist said the coast will be a bit windy in the early part of the week. And the same holds true over the water, with a gale advisory in effect in outer waters off the coast of Humboldt County.

“A gale warning means winds of 34 to 47 knots are imminent or occurring,” the advisory stated Sunday. “Operating a vessel in gale conditions requires experience and properly equipped vessels. It is highlyrecommended that mariners without the proper experience seek safe harbor prior to the onset of gale conditions.”

The gale advisory remains in effect through Monday evening.

Nordquist said it will die down by Tuesday.

“What’s going on is there is a system coming in from the north,” he said. “As it does, it should cause some decrease in winds on Tuesday.”

For more up-to-date weather information, go to www.weather.gov/eureka.

Ruth Schneider can be reached at 707-441-0520.

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