If you're looking for snow...look elsewhere.
Well, there's only so much you can say about our weather that hasn't already been said. It's been absolutely gorgeous the entire week, and there doesn't appear to be a whole lot of change on the immediate horizon.
As expected, winds were the story overnight through the morning hours, especially in the Matanuska Valley where a high wind warning remains in effect until 4 pm. Official peak wind gusts havn't been posted yet, but when I got to work this morning I saw reports of a few gusts around 40 mph in Anchorage and near 50 mph in Wasilla and Palmer. Peak gusts will almost certainly be higher than that.
Winds should slowly diminish throughout the day as the upper level dynamics that were supporting those strong surface winds are moving out of the region.
The only real snowfall action across the state is in southeast Alaska, where persistent low pressure has been hovering. That low will try and sling some moisture westward...but it won't make a whole lot of progress through the Gulf with that blocking high. I wouldn't be surprised to see some increased cloud cover and perhaps even a flurry or two across the eastern Kenai Peninsula...but that should just about do it.
As far as temperatures go, we'll be chilly Friday with highs in th upper teens and lows in the single digits. Could see a few spots on the east side dip below zero. After that, we begin a slow moderating trend into the start of next week as temps rise through the 20's.
As stagnant as this pattern has been, things will eventually break. It just doesn't look like it's going to happen in the next few days. The lobes of high pressure to our north will slowly break down through next week, and that should trigger some change. Until then...keep on soaking up the sunshine!