Strong winds and winter weather are hitting western Alaska Saturday. Many areas are currently under blizzard warnings, winter storm watches, and winter storm advisories from the National Weather Service.

A piece of that storm is now diving down the west coast, and it is going to get close enough to Southcentral to bring snow to the area.

Anchorage is going to cloud up late Saturday evening; the snow will arrive at about 3 a.m. Sunday, while most of us are sleeping. This storm could bring 1 to 3 inches of new snow accumulation for Anchorage and up to 7 inches for the Western Kenai Peninsula, where there is a winter weather advisory in place until 4 p.m. Sunday.

Next week in Southcentral, colder air will filter in from the Arctic and we will be experiencing the coldest temperatures we've had this season.

Stay warm out there.