A Nice Night For Skiing
A bit of a warm up. But how long will it last?
Temperatures in south central have been slowly climbing as an approaching cold front heads towards the region. This will swing through the region tonight and tomorrow morning bringing a little snow to the region. Most of south central will only see 1 to 2 inches at most. However in the Susitna Valley they could see up to 6 inches of snow near the Alaska Range.
As for the rest of the state things will finally begin to calm down throughout western Alaska where blizzard conditions have been affecting the region much of the day. It was bad enough to slow down and even stop racers coming out of Nome in this years Iron Dog snowmachine race. All that nasty weather is heading to the North Slope and Interior where many Blizzard and Winter Storm Warnings are currently in effect. Prudhoe Bay could see 4 to 6 inches of snow and the Fairbanks area could see 5 to 8 inches of snow. By this weekend though high pressure will begin to dominate the weather pattern for much of the state again bringing back dry and cold conditions.
7 Day Forecast For Anchorage
Overnight light snow will develop after midnight and temperatures will slowly warm overnight with temps in the mid 20s. Friday the snow will end early leaving 1''-2'' at most around town. Highs will be in the low 30s. Saturday will be mostly sunny and windy across west Anchorage with highs in the low 20s and teens in east Anchorage. Sunday through Thursday will be sunny and chilly with highs in the upper teens to mid 20s.
Alaska extremes for Thursday. The hot spot was Dutch Harbor where it hit 45 degrees. The cold spot was Gulkana where it dipped to -20.