Regular temperatures are expected to persist for much of the week, though inland Humboldt County areas could soon see 100 degrees again, according to the National Weather Service.
Following a slightly warmer start to the week, the 6-to-10 day outlook countywide forecasts largely normal conditions. That means mid-to-high 60s along the coast and low 90s over the interior.
“We could see 100 degrees in the far eastern parts of the county,” said Scott Carroll of the National Weather Service, “mostly in the far interior valleys and on into Trinity and Mendocino counties.”
While the air has generally been warm in the coastal cities, low hanging cloud cover has led to moisture and even minor spots of rainfall in recent weeks. Low clouds are expected to “periodically continue” for the next few weeks, especially during the late night and early morning hours.
“It’s the onshore component to the winds out of the northwest,” Carroll explained. “As we get clouds piling up along the coast, there’s a chance we could have some drizzle late in the night, early in the morning. It likely doesn’t amount to too much — just barely enough to get some water on the ground.”
Wind speeds will pick up later in the week, but “nothing unusually strong,” he added.
The NWS warned earlier this month that certain rivers remained too cold for swimming, even in the warm weather. Diving in could lead to cold-water paralysis, a meteorologist said. While that’s not entirely still the case, Carroll said some water bodies, including the Russian River, may still be prohibitively cold for eager divers.
“Swimming for extended periods of time still could b pretty dangerous,” Carroll said.
Shomik Mukherjee can be reached at 707-441-0504.