Winter weather warnings in effect for Southcentral
A storm system is moving north into Southcentral Alaska that will bring snow and rain showers along with breezy winds at times through Sunday evening.
Rain and snow showers are moving into the Prince William Sound and Kenai Peninsula Saturday. Snow showers are expected to move into the Anchorage area late Saturday evening.
Several Warnings and Advisories are in effect for Southcentral:
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from midnight until 7 p.m. Sunday for snow and strong winds.
The upper hillside and higher elevations can expect 6-12” of snow from late Saturday through Sunday evening.
In town and the lower hillside areas can expect 2-6” of snow by Sunday evening, although it is likely that rain will mix with the snow off and on Sunday morning and afternoon.
It will also be breezy at times. Anchorage can expect winds from the southeast of 15-20 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Turnagain Arm and the higher elevations can expect winds from the southeast of 30-45 mph.
For the Western Kenai Peninsula:
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for snow until 6 p.m. Sunday.
4-8” of snow can be expected inland with 1-4” elsewhere. The lowest elevations will see a snow rain mix.
For the Western Prince William Sound:
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Sunday.
The highest elevations, including Turnagain Pass and the Sterling Highway east of Soldotna can expect 15-30”. 5-15” is likely elsewhere. The lowest elevations are likely to see a snow/rain mix most of Sunday.
Winds will also be quite strong with gusts to 55 mph near Whittier, in the Portage Valley and near Turnagain Pass. Visibility will likely be poor in these areas.
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