Frigid Temps on the Coast Tonight, Winter Storm Watch in the Interior Wednesday


Interior areas of Humboldt County above 2,000 feet will be under a winter storm watch beginning Wednesday afternoon, according to the Eureka office of the National Weather Service.

"Heavy snow possible above 2,000 feet," the weather message states. "Total snow accumulations of 7 to 24 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph."

The NWS notes that travel on mountain roads and passes "could be very difficult to impossible" and "hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute."

Meanwhile, coastal areas stretching from Del Norte to Mendocino will be under a freeze warning effective at midnight and running to 9 a.m. Tuesday, with temperatures dipping down into the mid-20s in some area, according to NWS.

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