Thursday, May 23, 2013
Another stronger disturbance will move up from the Northeast Pacific on Wednesday bringing more moisture.
The system that is swinging south of the Aleutians is moving into the Gulf of Alaska, causing more moisture to stick around for the next couple of days. This flow of moisture remains warm, so we are starting to see the form of precipitation change over to rain. What do you think this equals for Anchorage streets? Well, two words: "A mess!"
The steady moisture will flow mostly around coastal areas of Southcentral, such as the Prince William Sound and areas of Western Kenai. Today in Homer rain could be isolated at times, with a rain and snow mix more predominant around Seward into Whittier.
Another stronger disturbance will move up from the Northeast Pacific on Wednesday bringing more moisture. Temperatures will continue to push into the 40s, allowing rain to mix in with wet snow for most areas, especially during the day.
In the Southwest, precipitation will fall across areas of Bristol Bay and areas of Dillingham. Rain along with snow will stretch across the region, tapering off by tomorrow and turning into partly sunny conditions.
Our sunshine phase is currently over in the Anchorage area for the next couple of days. Increasing clouds along with warmer weather will be the pattern throughout today into Wednesday. But slush will be in full effect Thursday afternoon when we hit a high of 43 degrees with a chance of isolated rain. By Friday we'll turn back into mostly cloudy conditions to start off the weekend.
I'm looking forward to hitting that 40 degree mark, but it's not a good time to wash the car. Sloppy weather is on the way Alaska...