A Cloudy Finish To The Work Week
We have a big storm system for this time of year that is currently moving into southwest and south central Alaska.
We have a big storm system for this time of year that is currently moving into southwest and south central Alaska. South central and southeast Alaska though will be indulging in the worst this system has to offer, which will be very heavy rain and windy conditions. On Thursday the heaviest rain will fall from the Prince William Sound southeastward towards Yakutat. In this area we could see some areas getting upwards of 3 inches of rain. On into Friday this heaviest band of rain will shift to the southeast and the heaviest rain will be found from Yakutat down to Sitka. In this sector we could see upwards of 3 inches or rain on Friday. The good news is by the weekend this system will lose its punch and we should see most of the rain along the southern half of the state tapering to showers. Into Interior Alaska you’ll see cloud cover with this system through the rest of the week, but the weather should be relatively quiet. However into the weekend you could see some afternoon showers and thunderstorms popping up around the region. Out west the weather will remain cool with scattered rain and snow showers possible the next few days.
7 Day Forecast For Anchorage
Overnight it will be windy on the Hillside and along the Turnagain Arm. Wind gust could reach 65 mph. In town winds will be in the 15 to 30 mph range with 40 mph gust possible. Clouds will be on the increase with lows in the low 40s. Thursday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of some showers in the evening as winds diminish. During the day winds in town will be in the 15-30 mph range and 35-55 mph along the Arm and Hillside. Highs will be in the low 50s. Friday will be mostly cloudy with a few rain showers possible and highs near 50. Saturday will again be mostly cloudy with an isolated shower possible and highs in the low 50s. Mother’s Day we should see a little more sunshine peeking through the clouds with an isolated shower possible and highs in the low 50s. Monday through Wednesday are looking great with mostly to partly sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 50s.
Alaska extremes for Wednesday. The hot spot the past 12 hours was Nikolai where it hit 57 degrees. The cold spots the past 24 hours were Atqasuk & Kivalina where it dipped to 8 degrees.