PM Weather Mar. 20

Mar 20, 2017


  A series of fronts will bring periods of rain and gusty winds to northwest California during the week.

On the seas, gale-force winds will develop across the coastal waters as a cold front passes through them Monday night. Expect occasional gusts up to 35 knots in the outer waters and near the shores of Cape Mendocino. Winds are expected to be between 20 to 25 knots in the inner waters.

And now let’s take a look at your two-day forecast for Lake and Mendocino Counties...

The coast tonight Monday is expected to see showers with possible thunderstorms and lows near 50 degrees overnight. Fort Bragg is expected to see more showers and thunderstorms Tuesday with highs in the mid-50s and winds just above 10 mph. The winds will increase that evening as the forecast calls for gusts as high as 21 mph.

In Willits, you should see showers Monday night with lows in the upper 40s and wind speeds just under 15 mph. On Tuesday the region could see a thunderstorm with highs in the mid-50s and winds around 10 mph. Expect slightly colder lows Tuesday night.

For those in the Ukiah Valley, expect showers with lows in the low-50s and gusts as high as 20 mph. Tuesday brings more wet weather with highs near 60 degrees and winds up to 13 mph. That evening should see the winds calm and lows drop down into the upper-40s.

Finally, the Lake County area should see rain with lows in the low-50s and winds as strong as 10 mph. Tuesday in Clearlake is expected to bring possible thunderstorms and highs in the high-50s. Winds are forecast to kick up to 20 mph by that afternoon. The region could see up to quarter of an inch that evening.