Forecast indicates more slippery weather
Active weather continues in Southcentral Monday afternoon and evening. A warm front is passing through the area that has brought a wintry mix of precipitation.
Snow late Sunday turned to rain by midnight and that made for the slippery roads that prompted the closure of schools Monday. As of 2:30 p.m., light scattered rain continues to fall over the area-- except for Talkeetna and locations north of there where snow is falling. That snowfall will continue Monday evening and there is a Winter Weather Advisory that is set to expire at 9 p.m., which is posted from Willow north for more snowfall.
The snow should be tapering off throughout the evening. Storm totals are expected to be up to 12 inches, and some areas in the north could get up to 16 inches.
Cold air will filter into Southcentral Monday night, and the light rain will transition to a mix of snow and rain-- and then just light snowfall. Expect up to 1"-2" to accumulate from Anchorage up to Wasilla and Palmer by midnight Monday night.
Locations on the Kenai Peninsula will be getting isolated rain and snow showers Monday evening as the storm will be winding down from the south to the north.
The combination of rain, a wintry mix, snow and colder air will make for a slippery commute on Tuesday morning. Most likely over a more widespread area than on Monday morning. Expect icy roadways from Homer to Anchorage and up to Willow as what was rain and snow freezes overnight.
Tuesday looks like it will have clearing skies as a ridge of high pressure moves over Southcentral. It should start out well below freezing and warm up to the low- to mid-30s in many areas.
Wednesday will be another quiet day with plenty of sun breaks until the next trough glances by in the evening and that will cloud things up again.
Another quick shot of light snow is possible again overnight into Thursday morning when there will be isolated snow showers. From there on out through the weekend, look for quiet weather and seasonable temperatures.
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