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Weather Forecast: High astronomical tide but remaining mild for Monday

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We’re looking for a mild start to the New Year with 2018 starting very similar to how 2017 left off. Cloud cover from last night’s weak band of moisture has cleared out a bit leaving partly sunny skies along the coast. We may see some patchy morning fog for the coast but that should clear out by the afternoon. Temperatures will be moderate for the time of year warming into the low 60s for the coast, mid to upper 50s inland.

While the weather pattern is quite, one factor to keep in mind will be the high astronomical tide the next few days. A Coastal Flood Advisory has been issued along the Redwood Coast in Humboldt County starting 8am through noon. Minor flooding in low lying areas will be possible. Other than that quite weather will persist for the next couple of days with a ridge of high pressure to the south and a small area of low pressure to our southwest. That system will finally win out against the ridge Wednesday night increasing clouds and bringing out next chance for rain.

Unfortunately this system will be weak and warm with very high snow levels. Another wave moves through Friday and lingers into Saturday. This type of set up tends to weaken as it gets closer to Northern California or rain will remain mainly around an inch, and only a few inches of snow mainly above 5000 feet. Forecast models are disagreeing with the rest of the weekend but we could see a break from the wet weather by then. Stay on top of the forecast for any updates as we go through the week.

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