In Alaska, warm weather returns with possible record highs
If the thermometer is any indication, it’s summer in Alaska.
A high pressure system is set to bring unusually warm weather and blue skies to most of the state next week. It will spike temperatures into the 70s throughout Southcentral and the Interior: Prepare for possible record highs, and one of the longest stretches of warm weather so far this year.
The Aleutian Islands and the North Slope are the exception to the rule. Low pressure sliding north could bring a few showers to the island chain over the next several days, and temperatures will hover well below the toasty highs in other parts of Alaska.
Head towards the Interior for the warmest weather. The Anchorage Bowl, Matanuska-Susitna Borough and Kenai Peninsula are also prime places to enjoy the heat.
The June heat wave follows a year of high temperatures across Alaska. In 2014, seven communities held record-breaking averages. In 2013, Anchorage set a record for the most days above 70 degrees in June, breaking the barrier 17 times.
KTVA meteorologist Mark Bullion assisted with this story.
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