Snow continues Friday in Southcentral with cold snap expected this weekend
Drivers in Southcentral Alaska are in a for a snowy commute on Friday, with scattered snow showers expected to continue through the day and into the evening.
Anchorage and the Matanuska Valley are forecast to see 1 to 3 inches of accumulation on Friday, with higher amounts on the Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound.
A winter weather advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Saturday for eastern Turnagain Arm to Whittier, where 5 to 9 inches of snow and wind gusts up to 50 mph are possible. Snow will taper off through Friday night, coming to an end for most areas by early Saturday morning.
As the snow moves out, colder air will move in. This will allow for clearing skies and chilly temperatures on Saturday and Sunday.
Southcentral Alaska can expect morning lows below zero with afternoon highs staying in the single digits for most spots.
The cold snap won’t last long, as the weather pattern begins changing again by Sunday evening. This will lead to warming temperatures for the first half of next week, with many areas warming above freezing by Tuesday.
With additional precipitation chances in the forecast, Southcentral Alaska could see areas of rain or a mixture of rain and snow throughout the week.
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