February is forecast to kick off with some light rain.

A low pressure system that moved toward the North Coast on Saturday night was projected to generate showers through this morning, National Weather Service meteorologist Doug Boushey said. The system will bring less than a tenth of an inch of rain to the Eureka area.

”We probably won't see a whole lot of rain along the coast in the greater Eureka area,” Boushey said. “It probably won't make too much of a dent on our drought.”

Farther south in Southern Humboldt and Northern Mendocino, more precipitation is forecast for this morning.

Anywhere from one-tenth of an inch to a quarter-inch of rain was predicted across the King Range National Conservation Area and Cape Mendocino, NWS said.

Meteorologist Brian Garcia previously said the Climate Prediction Center's one-month outlook indicates there is a 50 percent chance of wet or dry weather, as opposed to below normal precipitation for the northern part of the state.

The work week is forecast to be dry with lows in the 40s and highs around 50 in Eureka, but there is a chance of rain next weekend.

Boushey said it is still early, but “we could be in store for some wet weather.”

Lorna Rodriguez can be reached at 441-0506 or lrodriguez@times-standard.com. Follow her on Twitter @LornaARodriguez.


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