Today might be Friday, but it’s winds day here in Humboldt County.

Eureka’s National Weather Service office reports that 30 to 50 mph gusts will rustle the Emerald Coast today.

“Thermal trough over land will combine with building high pressure across the ocean to tighten the pressure gradient across the North Coast this afternoon and tonight,” the NWS reports. “Wind gusts of 30 to 50 mph will be possible across coastal locations with even stronger winds across the waters.”

Wind skates across Humboldt Bay | JRF.

Winds are expected to increase throughout the day and diminish tonight. Lighter winds are forecast for the weekend.