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Kicking off April with mild temperatures

By Melissa Frey 10:31 AM April 2, 2017

The high temperature in Anchorage on Saturday, April 1, was 43 degrees. That was the warmest Anchorage had been since Feb. 14.

Despite the rapidly melting snow around town, the official snow depth near the Airport is still at 26 inches. That is the second-highest snow depth ever recorded in April. The highest was 30 inches in 2004.

An active weather pattern will keep temperatures slightly above average and will bring in several chances for precipitation this week. High temperatures will climb to the low to mid 40s with lows in the upper 20s and low 30s.

Scattered snow and rain-mixed showers will continue over Prince William Sound Sunday and Monday, with just a chance of showers making it into Anchorage. A second storm system will deliver showers to the area again on Tuesday and there will be another chance of showers Thursday.

Right now it looks like Southcentral should see a break from any precipitation and mostly sunny skies Friday and Saturday.

KTVA’s Melissa Frey can be reached via email or on Facebook and Twitter

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