After a snowy end to March, April will start out warm and wet in Southcentral.
A series of low pressure systems will move into the Gulf of Alaska from the weekend into next week. These systems will bring precipitation and warmer than normal temperatures to the area.
Coastal areas can expect on and off rain, mixing with some snow at higher elevations.
Breezy southeast winds will also accompany the systems, keeping avalanche danger high.
Inland areas, including Anchorage and the Mat-Su, can expect isolated to scattered snow or rain showers. However, the southeasterly winds will keep most inland areas down-sloped from any significant precipitation. High temperatures will warm into the 40s starting Friday afternoon, and continuing into next week. Low temperatures will hover near the freezing mark, which means roads may stay slick during the early morning hours.