Friday, March 22nd, 2019
Grab the Umbrella and Hold On Tight | By: Dan Romano
March Madness is the time of year when basketball enthusiasts keep their eyes glued to the television, and some might say Mother Nature is creating a little March Madness of her own with the arrival of rain and gusty winds today.
A cold front moving onshore this afternoon will bring rain and breezy conditions to the North Coast as soon as the predawn hours for some of us. However, strong winds out of the south and southeast will erode the initial batch of showers keeping us dry for a couple hours in the immediate Humboldt Bay area. But just about everyone will be dealing with wet weather by mid-morning, and the light to moderate rain is expected to last well into the afternoon hours.
Even after the frontal boundary clears well out of the area later today, a few showers are possible into tonight with an added threat for pockets of thunder to kick off the weekend. Winds will diminish later today and temperatures are expected to be rather seasonable through tomorrow. And although it might be a stretch to see some sun later today, we should see a good amount of sun in between squally showers tomorrow.
If you have any outdoor plans this weekend, you might want to save them for Sunday. That’s because the second half of the weekend is looking much nicer as tranquil conditions return to the area. Temperatures along the coast will top out in the upper 50s to low 60s and areas inland might get pretty close to 70 degrees with a mix of clouds and sun.
The nice weather won’t last long though. Rain and gusty winds will return on Monday as another frontal boundary swings through the region. Even with the rain, temperatures are expected to be rather seasonable.
Scattered showers are also possible on Tuesday before yet another round of steady rain returns to the North Coast on Wednesday. Then, chances of rain diminish drastically on Thursday ahead of calmer weather pattern that has a good chance to bring plenty of sun to the area through the following weekend.
Thanks for reading, and enjoy the start of your weekend.
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