Forecast calls for a calm, mostly dry week

'Small chance' of rain for upcoming weekend

People took advantage of the nice, clear weather over the weekend to get out for walks near the coast. (Ruth Schneider — The Times-Standard)

There’s a “small chance” of some rain for the upcoming weekend, but aside from that, the county is in for a relatively calm week, according to a the National Weather Service’s Eureka office on Sunday.

An offshore ridge “could allow possible precipitation, but still the chances are pretty small,” said meteorologist Edward Swafford on Sunday evening.

He also said there are no wind events set for the North Coast in the next week, which could mean good news in terms of keeping the lights on.

The upcoming week along the coast will mean highs in the mid-60s and overnight lows in the 40s. Inland, the weather will be warmer during the day Swafford said, noting Hoopa could hit 78. Overnight lows in southern Humboldt County and northern Mendocino could come close to freezing with temperatures in the low to mid-30s.

There is a small craft advisory in effect through Wednesday, Swafford said, particularly in the outer waters about 10 miles off the coast. This could mean “steep waves” for those who are kicking off the start of the recreational crabbing season.

A warning posted on the National Weather Service website urged mariners to check the forecast and local regulations. Higher seas are expected near Crescent City and Cape Mendocino.

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

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