Just two weeks after unseasonably warm temperatures set new highs for the date, the North Coast is headed in the opposite direction, with record low temperatures expected in the region tomorrow morning, a cold trend likely to continue Thursday and Friday.
The Eureka office of the National Weather Service has issued a hard freeze warning from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday.
“Temperatures are forecast to dip into the upper 20s at most locations early Wednesday morning. Cold early morning temperatures are likely again on Thursday and Friday,” a NWS post states. “Record low temperatures are expected. Records at Crescent City are 30F Wednesday through Friday. At Eureka, record lows are 31F Wednesday through Friday.”
Residents in the region are being reminded to bring their pets and sensitive plants inside and to protect outdoor water pipes, which can freeze and burst.