Today felt a lot more like early April rather than early May for much of Alaska. Temperatures in the Interior and out west were in the 20s and 30s. Bethel picked up 1.5’’ of snow since midnight. Certainly not very springlike weather. In south central temperatures were in the 30s and 40s. The good news for us is that temperatures will moderate back into the low 50s by the weekend as a more southerly onshore flow returns to the region. However with the milder temps we will see an increase in a chance for a little precipitation for the rest of the week and into the weekend. Interior and western Alaska will also see a moderating trend in temperatures in the coming days. In the southeast shower activity will prevail into the end of the week.
7 Day Forecast For Anchorage
Overnight will be partly cloudy and chilly again with lows in the 20s. Thursday we will see increasing cloudiness with highs in the mid to upper 40s. Friday and Saturday will be mostly to partly cloudy with an isolated rain shower possible and highs near 50. Sunday and Monday will be mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers possible and highs in the low 50s. Tuesday and Wednesday will be mostly to partly cloudy with highs in the low to mid 50s.
Alaska extremes for Wednesday. The hot spot the past 12 hours was Atka where it hit 55 degrees. The cold spot the past 24 hours was Anaktuvuk Pass where it dipped to –11 degrees.