Saturday, May 18, 2013
Weekend Rain & Snow To End Dry Spell
Sunday into Monday things will be cold enough for snow to move across all areas of the Alaska Peninsula and Alaska Range, with snow levels dropping to sea level
Three days of sun has been such a pleasure here in the Southcentral after a rough September and even a wet start to October. We have had the pleasure of being graced by a ridge of high pressure that took over most of the state. As we head into the weekend things start to change as potential storms move inland.
Low pressure is lying across the Aleutians and Kodiak, while another system has already touched down in the Panhandle. With the Southwest flow of this storm its causing an increase in our chances of snow for the Cook Inlet region. If the track of this strom continues eastward things look like they will change over to mainly rain by mid-day Saturday, while snow falls for higher elevations. Rain will continue for Kodiak Island and become more widespread for areas of the Alaska Range.
High pressure will stick around over the Western Bering Sea and hold its current position in those areas until next week. Meaning a sunny but cold and windy weekend ahead.
Sunday into Monday things will be cold enough for snow to move across all areas of the Alaska Peninsula and Alaska Range, with snow levels dropping to sea level. Southeast winds will hold temperatures above freezing and keep accumulation in most areas to a minimum.
In Anchorage things will start to change by mid-afternoon tomorrow, with increasing clouds. Temperature wise will remain on the cool side with temps in the lower 40's to upper 30's by next week.
It's not the perfect weekend, but its an Alaskan one. This weekend will allow everyone to take the necessary steps to get ready for our next season. Winter!