Warmer temperatures, mixed precipitation could lead to slippery roads this week
Southcentral Alaska residents can expect slippery road conditions over the next few days as warmer temperatures and several rounds of precipitation head into the area.
Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula and the Matanuska Valley will begin to warm into the low-to-mid 30s Monday, which will lead to a wintry mix at times. Areas of snow, freezing rain or rain will all be possible as temperatures begin to increase.
By Tuesday, most areas in Southcentral are forecast to warm above freezing. This will lead to a cold rain falling on top of the snowpack. This combination has the potential to create very slippery roads.
Things could get even dicier by Tuesday night, as temperatures dip below freezing during the overnight hours. Several more rounds of precipitation will continue throughout the work week and into the weekend. Temperatures are expected to stay in the low 30s all week long, which could lead to continued messy road conditions.
Drivers should use caution, slow down and remember to turn your headlights on at all times.
In a Facebook post Monday, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District announced that all after school activities have been cancelled due to the slippery road conditions.
“Because of the freezing rain/snow, and icy road conditions that may continue to deteriorate, all after school activities, including co-curricular games, are cancelled for all Mat-Su schools today,” the statement said.
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