Expect Southcentral snow starting Monday night
Snow is on the way. After an extended spell of sunny, dry and cold weather in Southcentral, a front will be moving up Cook Inlet Monday evening and on Tuesday that will bring snowfall to much of the area.
Skies were already clouding up Monday afternoon from Homer to Wasilla and Palmer. With such a dry airmass in place, it will take a while before the snow starts falling to the ground.
Anchorage will start getting snow by around midnight, with anywhere from half an inch to 2 inches falling by Tuesday night -- ensuring some snowy morning commutes.
Farther north, the southern Mat-Su around Wasilla and Palmer should get up to 2 inches, with lesser amounts to the north and just a chance of snow in Talkeetna.
The snow will start falling in Homer in the evening, where from 1 to 4 inches of snow could accumulate by the time the sun rises on Tuesday when another inch or so could fall. On the eastern Kenai Peninsula by Seward there will be 4 to 6 inches of total storm total accumulation, with the snow showers starting around midnight. Further east, in Prince William Sound around Valdez and Cordova, accumulations should range from 1 to 3 inches.
The front will also usher in warmer air, but still cold enough for snow to all but the most southern locations like Cordova. Highs on Tuesday will get up to the mid 20s to around 30 degrees from Kenai north, with low to mid-30s from Homer to Seward and in Cordova, where rain will mix in with the afternoon snow.
In the Southeast Alaska panhandle, the same front will bring light snowfall to northern and central areas including Juneau where 1 to 2 inches of snow is expected. Southern locations will be a little milder so the snow will be mixed with rain.
Have a great evening, and drive carefully out there, the roads are going to get a bit more slippery.
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