If you’re spending some time outdoors in Southcentral Alaska this weekend, be prepared for a variety of weather conditions. A showery weather pattern will keep conditions damp and cooler than normal through Memorial Day.


Friday will bring areas of sunshine and mostly dry conditions to start, but scattered showers will again develop across the area during the afternoon hours. Afternoon temperatures will run several degrees below normal, with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s. Temperatures Friday night will also be cooler than normal, with overnight lows in the upper 30s to low 40s.


A disturbance will make it’s way into Southcentral late Friday night and Saturday, bringing increasing rain chances for the weekend. This will bring steady showers to coastal areas of the Kenai Peninsula, especially from Homer to Seward. Steady rain will continue along the coast Saturday night, Sunday and Monday and could be heavy at times.


Inland areas of Southcentral from Anchorage to the Mat-Su will see increasing clouds early Saturday. Conditions will be mostly dry during the daytime hours of Saturday, with only sprinkles or isolated showers in the forecast.


Sunday and Monday will bring higher rain chances, with scattered showers expected. The best chance for any breaks of sun will be on Monday afternoon. Temperatures for Anchorage and the Mat-Su will also run below normal, with daytime highs in the low to mid 50s this weekend and overnight lows in the upper 30s to low 40s.