Pictured: the rain-slicked streets of Old Town Eureka. on Saturday evening, when there was a hazardous weather advisory in place because of brief periods of heavy rain, and the potential for hail and stray lightning strikes between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. (By Sonia Waraich, The Times-Standard)
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There will be a brief respite from the wet weather Monday and Tuesday, but it won’t last long, a local meteorologist said Saturday afternoon.

“Monday and Tuesday are going to be mainly dry,” said Matthew Kidwell, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. ” … That’s going to start to shift Tuesday night and Wednesday.”

By Thursday or Friday and going into the weekend, Kidwell said “there’s potential for some heavy rain.”

“There’s still questions about where and when it will come,” Kidwell said. “But it looks like we’re heading into a fairly wet period.”

In general, Kidwell said it looks like the period of wet weather is going to be fairly warm, so not too much snow is expected under an elevation of 1,000 feet.

“But as it gets closer, we’ll know more,” he said.

Temperatures in Eureka throughout the week will range from a high of 49 degrees to a low of 38. The Willow Creek area will see roughly similar temperatures, ranging from a low around 35 degrees to a high of 52.

In Garberville, the temperature can go as low as 28 degrees on Monday night, with highs expected to be around 52 degrees.

The wet weather is expected to be accompanied by wind, though Kidwell said it doesn’t look like it’ll be particularly damaging though it will “certainly be breezy.”

As far as marine weather goes, “winds are going to be fairly quiet early in the week as well,” Kidwell said.

By the time the stormy weather moves in later in the week, Kidwell said there could be increasing southerly winds.

Sunday is expected to be calmer around the county, though there is still some potential for snow near Willow Creek.

For the most up-to-date weather information, visit weather.gov/eureka.

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