Friday, May 24, 2013
Throughout the weekend and Easter Sunday temperatures will remain in the upper 30s to low 40s.
Easter weekend is here, and instead of sunshine we'll head into it with a mix of rain and snow. It seems a drastic change since we have been seeing pretty dry and sunny skies throughout the last couple of weeks.
This system came out of the southwest producing winter weather advisories earlier in the week. It has now moved east and north producing rain to coastal areas of the Southcentral and a mixture throughout Anchorage and the Matanuska Valley.
We all are wondering will "Good Friday" be the day we beat the all time snow record? Well higher elevations will be getting most of the accumulation, however localized areas won't see as much. Yes, I do think it could be close but not enough to make us record breakers just yet.
That rain and snow will linger throughout the day with a possible inch of accumulation. We could see things crank up a notch again after midnight, leaving us with another inch. The problem is we have high pressure on the back side of this system that wants to move in fairly quickly.
We'll start to see this high move in by tomorrow afternoon, turning things back into partly cloudy and dry conditions. Cloud coverage will still take over, but we'll start to lose hope for beating that record anytime soon as the sunshine wants to stick around as we head into next week.
Throughout the weekend and Easter Sunday temperatures will remain in the upper 30s to low 40s. We'll start to see a spike in temperature by mid-week with maybe having a chance at hitting the 50s. For the rest of the month temperatures will remain consistent throughout the Anchorage area ranging in the 40s.
The next 24 hours will be a little damp, but hope is on the way. Have a great weekend Alaska.