Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com. I think the weather forecast is simple. Rain today and Wednesday. Then partial clearing and mostly sunny Thursday through Monday. Highs will migrate into the mid-50s and I wouldn’t be surprised that when east winds begin, it will be 60 degrees or better along the coast. Even in the mountains it will be in the 50s.High pressure nosing northward from California will bring mild springlike weather to us for an extended time. Spring fever, anyone?But first, today and Wednesday it’ll be gray and damp. I expect between one half-inch and 1 inch of rain here in the urban areas before skies clear. Our foothill weather observers may see upward of 2 inches.The clouds came in and out but many observed the lunar eclipse Sunday evening. I watched it and it was spectacular. The moon didn’t get a true blood red but was close to it. I saw many great photographs on social media. The next one is in 2021.So as we clear and dry out later this week we watch the eastern half of the nation chill in the deep freeze with tons of snow. The Great Lakes have plenty of ice with temperatures well below zero.Meanwhile, we wait for an annual tease of the white stuff in the air. The remainder of January looks fairly mellow and if any cold air is to reach us it would have to be in the first half of February. For snow lovers time is running out.