Weather Forecast: Rain and gusty wind moving in early Monday


Hope you took advantage of the dry weather this weekend because rain is returning to forecast to start off the workweek, with several systems through the next 7 days. The first is already moving in bringing some light showers along the North Coast. This will pick up pace through the overnight hours with the main cold front hitting around 3 a.m. with pockets of heavy to moderate rain and breezy south winds. Temperatures will remain chilly topping out in the 50s for both the coast and inland valleys. A Wind Advisory has been issued for the interior of Humboldt and Del Norte counties until 6am Monday for winds gusting up to 50 mph, sustained between 20 and 30 mph.

Overall the system is fairly minor dropping less than an inch of rain and very light snow around 6000 to 7000 feet. We'll get a break from the rain on Tuesday but chilly temperatures will remain. A second system will then move through pulling in some moisture from the pacific. This will make the second storm stronger with winds increasing and snow levels dropping to around 4000 feet during the early morning on Thursday.

Another quick break is expected Friday before a third wave approaches for the following weekend. Right now forecast models are disagreeing with the timing of the last system so changes may be made over the next several days. Stay with the First Alert Weather team while we continue to track the unsettled weather.

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