Thursday, May 23, 2013
A Little Fall of Rain
A few light rain showers for the entire southern coastline of the Great Land.
A few light rain showers for the entire southern coastline of the Great Land. But it certainly felt more like buckets in Cordova, Seward, and Yakutat, where over a half inch of rain fell on Thursday. A little more is expected for Friday. But rest assured that it will be moving out soon!
The low in the Gulf that brought the precipitation is now aiming for the Southeast Panhandle. Expecting more showers are towns form Haines to Sitka, to Prince of Wales Island. The rest of the state, however, will be clearing up a bit. What could be nicer for the weekend?
High Pressure is building in so a return to autumn sunshine is making a comeback for many Alaskan towns including Bethel, McGrath, Fairbanks, and most of the Alaska Peninsula. A few leftover showers will be scattered over the Kenai Peninsula, but they will definitely move out by this weekend. Temperatures will rise into the upper 40's with a few low 50's for Fairbanks and Salcha. It doesn't get mush better than that this time of year considering Kotzebue and Nome will be getting an early visit from Old Man Winter. And he's planning on scattering a few snow flurries in the area as temperatures drop in to the 20's overnight and only rise to the low 30's for highs.
Elsewhere over Alaska it's going to be pretty uneventful. Now in the weather world that may be boring for meteorologists, but it's pretty darn nice if you're going to be spending time out and about in it!
Enjoy this benign pattern because it's only a matter of days before the weather gets exciting again!