Saturday, May 25, 2013
The Wait Is Over For Sunshine
Mostly sunny skies for cooler temperatures,
Cooler and drier air is making its way back into Southcentral after weeks of seeing a surge of moisture. September brought three heavy windstorms combined with flooding, which kept many Southcentral residents cleaning up. We are starting off October a little differently, with high pressure building out of the south, which will allow us to see some well deserved sunshine.
Southwest Alaska continues to deal with a front that is producing heavy moisture and winds throughout tonight, but this storm will start to dissipate as we head into tomorrow, moving north into the Bering Sea.
The ridge of high pressure is strong enough to not allow storms to pass it, which will keep us under a blocking effect for the next couple of days. Storms will have a hard time passing this ridge as it continues to move in even more Tuesday into Wednesday afternoon.
The trade off: mostly sunny skies for cooler temperatures. The price we'll have to pay is temperatures falling out of the low 50s to mid to upper 40s for daytime highs. Overnight lows will have a good chance of falling to or below freezing as we head later into the week.
We are headed toward a more tranquil weather pattern, which gives us all a break from rain, wind, and even snow. Temperatures still look warm enough to where snow isn't in the forecast for areas of Southcentral; however they are cold enough for areas of the North Slope and Interior.
Enjoy the last days of fall folks -- winter is quickly approaching.