Expect snow storms in Southeast, Southcentral
More snow is on the way to Southcentral Alaska later this week, as northern parts of Southeast Alaska already face heavy snowfall Wednesday.
Juneau and Sitka are under winter weather advisories through Wednesday night for 5 to 10 inches of snow, with Yakutat under a winter storm warning for 6 to 11 inches of snow.
In Anchorage, 1.8 inches of snow fell overnight Tuesday. The added snow brings the local season total up to 51.8 inches, which is less than a foot below average.
Before the next storm arrives late Wednesday night, Southcentral will see a mix of sun and clouds with high temperatures climbing to the upper 20s and low 30s.
Snow showers will push in from the west overnight Wednesday. Scattered snow showers are likely Thursday, followed by additional snowfall Thursday night and Friday.
This storm will bring significant snow to the eastern Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound. Over a foot of snow is possible in Seward and Whittier between Thursday morning and Friday afternoon. Right now it's looking like Girdwood will likely see over 6 inches Thursday, with much more on Friday; Valdez and Cordova would see 3 to 6 inches of snow.
The expected snowfall totals for Anchorage, the Mat-Su, and the western Kenai Peninsula are harder to nail down, with mountains expected to block a significant amount of snow from moving into these areas. At the minimum, Anchorage should see 1 to 4 inches of snow, but much more is possible.
A front will bring snow to the northern areas of Southeast Alaska today.
Stay tuned to the KTVA Weather Team for updates as this storm moves closer.
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