Warm Weather Invasion
Anchorage will experience beautiful sunny weather on Sunday and Monday. Snow and rain showers will occur on Tuesday and Wednesday with cloudy skies and temperatures will stay above freezing.
Anchorage will experience beautiful sunny weather on Sunday and Monday. Snow and rain showers will occur on Tuesday and Wednesday with cloudy skies and temperatures will stay above freezing. So, anticipate some slushy roads as snow will be melting. Thursday’s clouds will be dispersing to mostly cloudy skies and showers will continue to be mixed. On Friday, temperatures regress to below freezing with an expected high temperature of 25 degrees with light snow showers. Saturday will greet us with partly sunny skies and below freezing temperatures.
Rain and snow showers intermixed with blizzard conditions dominate the western side of the state with a low pressure system tracking over Bristol Bay. Anticipate strong winds over the west side and in South Central tomorrow. Overall, the most significant weather will be over Western Alaska and temperatures throughout the state will warm up due to air advection from an overhead sub-tropical jet stream. Within the last 24 hours tempertures over the West have warmed up as much as 50 degrees higher!
The Southeast will see snow and rain showers in the afternoon and strong winds throughout the area. The Interior will have more moderate weather with mostly sunny skies and some windy conditions over the North Slope. Temperatures will be warmer with a low of –17 degrees for Fairbanks. Nome will have a blizzard warning with 3-inches of snow accumulation and Bethel will experience snow showers and blowing snow. Warmer weather with lows of 13 degrees for Nome and 22 degrees in Bethel are forecasted. The Southwest will have rain and snow showers, with cloudy skies and windy conditions. Valdez will have shower mixtures of snow and rain with a low of 16 degrees.
Schedule your snow sports activities on Sunday and Monday before temperatures get so warm that snow conditions become slushy. By Friday we can anticipate all the wet snow and mixed showers to freeze thereby turning our terrain into an ice skating rink.