The National Weather Service reports that Eureka broke a 40-year-old temperature record yesterday with a high of 74 degrees.

A previous daily record of 70 degrees was set in 1977.

Strong winds also blew through the area last night, and should continue until later this morning. Areas of Kneeland saw gusts up to 57 mph, while coastal areas like McKinleyville recorded wind speeds up to 40 mph.

The weather service reports that rain is will move into the area today, as a cold front from the Gulf of Alaska combines with a moist weather system from the subtropics.

Areas of Humboldt County have a 90 percent chance of receiving between a quarter and a half inch of rain.

Snow will also be possible today, so be cautious if you’re driving through high elevation areas.

Overnight wind speeds.