The weekend will be drier with light winds and temperatures in the mid-50s during the day, according to the National Weather Service.
”We're not getting too much rain locally due to the southeasterly winds that dry out the atmosphere when they come off the mountains,” said meteorologist Alex Dodd. “Sunday, we'll see another series of storms approaching late in the afternoon and into the end of the day, bringing with it a chance of light rain.”
Dodd said Monday and Tuesday will be wet, with up to 1 inch of rain expected. Wednesday and Thursday will likely see another 1 to 3 inches of rain before drier weather returns by Friday.
”It looks like the weekends are going to be drier and the wet weather is going to happen during the week,” he said.
Dodd added that the heaviest rainfall will be over Del Norte County, with almost double the amount of rainfall Eureka is expecting.
As for snow, Dodd said elevations above 6,000 to 7,000 feet could see as much as 12 inches.
Eureka received three-fourths of an inch of rain this past Wednesday and Thursday.