Weather Forecast: Foggy start, mostly cloudy and dry afternoon


Mild and dry conditions will persist across the North Coast today but changes are on the way. Clear skies for the most part this morning, expect for some fog along the coast, by the afternoon the clouds will start to roll back in from an area of low pressure. That system will slowly move northeast throughout the next couple of days eventually bringing the chances for light rain. Afternoon highs will once again top out in the low 60s and upper 50s along the coast and inland areas.

Because of last night's Supermoon and the close proximity to the earth, another high astronomical tide is expected for the coast. A Coastal Flood Advisory has been issued again along the redwood coast from 10am today through 1pm.  Minor flooding is possible in low lying areas including Arcata Bottoms and King Salmon areas. Most of Wednesday will be very similar to today, until the rain arrives by the late afternoon and early evening. That will start from the southwest and slowly move northeast, this set up is also warm so snow levels will be quite high to start off.

Activity will become more of a shower on Thursday but should linger through the day. a second wave moves in Thursday night and into Friday and will help to move in some colder air. That will drop snow levels down to 6000 feet and eventually 4500 feet by early Saturday morning for what moisture is left. Rain will stay around the 1 inch mark for the coast increasing as you head into the foothills and the higher elevations. Right now Sunday looks to be dry but some forecast models are showing the wet weather pattern to linger into next Monday. Stay with the First Alert Weather team as we continue to track each wave and update the forecast.

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