Tuesday, June 18, 2013
More Sun For Seward's Day
The 40s should last throughout the weekend, hopefully sticking with us as we head into April.
After a weekend of gorgeous sunshine we are about to see some unbelievable warmth. In Anchorage the reality is our daytime highs will hit the 40s, but by night temperatures will fall below freezing, causing things to ice up once again.
The floodgates will also be open as our 128.4 inches of snow slowly melts away. Cold air is still plunging to the north causing that Arctic chill to still have a grip over the North Slope and and Kotzebue Sound. Sunshine continues through the Interior as cold air is starting to leave Fairbanks. Temperatures will be in the 20s with sunshine seeping through.
Tonight, sub-freezing temperatures will hit nearly every community throughout Southcentral. This will be a freeze/thaw cycle, making possible flooding throughout Southcentral a high risk.
Low pressure is currently over the Bristol Bay and Upper Kuskokwim region. This low will push into the the Gulf of Alaska instead of right into Southcentral. High pressure to the north is pushing storms to the south so we are able to stay dry. More cloud coverage will hit throughout the week with most of the moisture falling around Southcentral coastal areas.
Temperatures will continue to increase through the week until Thursday, when we should hit a high of 42 degrees. The 40s should last throughout the weekend, hopefully sticking with us as we head into April.
Have a great day Alaska!