Anchorage is experiencing some much-needed rainfall, after a dry start to the month. April is usually the driest month of the year for Anchorage, with average precipitation of 0.47 inches. However, only 0.05 inches of rain was recorded in Anchorage through last Monday, April 24 — putting Anchorage into a shortage for the month. Measurable rainfall (0.01″ inches or more) was finally recorded in Anchorage on Thursday, with 0.22 inches of rain. That’s the first significant rainfall of the season, and the most recorded since late-October 2016 when temperatures were still above freezing.
Light rain continued to fall overnight Thursday, with an additional 0.12 inches measured from midnight to 10 a.m. Friday. Friday afternoon will bring scattered rain across the Anchorage bowl, but drier conditions are in store for Saturday and Sunday, with a mixture of clouds and sunshine.