Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Sunny Weather Sweeps Southcentral
Sunshine will be the theme of the weekend with temperatures still in the lower 20s
Are you enjoying life after the storm or what! Wow, what a stretch of fantastic weather in Southcentral. We are in between two areas of low pressure, allowing us to stay boxed in and moisture free.
The Southwest continues to deal with precipitation in the form of snow today. Our mushers will see warmer air associated with this storm, however scattered showers persist along the trail. High pressure continues to move onshore pushing this system south, which will allow for clear skies, but temperatures will fall back down to the subzero range.
Rain is brewing throughout the Southeast as system after system hits the area. Temperatures remain in the 40s, while advisories take over the Northern Panhandle until noon today. 9-18 inches of accumulation has fallen throughout the week in Yakutat and the Haines region. As moisture changes over to rain, things continue get sloppy in the area.
There isn't much of a break in sight as the low moving front in the Eastern Aleutians will move into the southeast to start off the weekend. A possible 2 inches is possible through the capital city and even for the Southern Inner Channels.
Fairbanks finally gets hit with a break today after seeing almost 9-12 inches fallen in the four days. All winter weather advisories have expired, and now drier air will hit the region. Sunny skies will take over Denali today, and there'll even be a dose of sunshine for the Central Interior. However that bitter cold continues to take over Barrow and Deadhorse region.
Anchorage and Southcentral will start see a little bit more cloud coverage with a chance of scattered snow tomorrow afternoon. It's a very slight chance which may only affect higher elevations. Sunshine will be the theme of the weekend with temperatures still in the lower 20s, and overnight falling to the single digits.
We are a day closer to spring... and now it starting to feel and look like it
Enjoy your day Alaska.