More snow, freezing rain moving into Southcentral
Southcentral is in the middle of a 1-2-3 punch of storm systems bringing a wintry mix of snow, rain and freezing rain to the area.
Monday's storm brought just over 2 inches of snow to Anchorage. That's the most snow we've seen in one day in nearly a month! We're now up to 40.7 inches for the season, which is 7.5 inches below normal for this point in the year. These snowfall totals will continue to climb Tuesday and Wednesday.
We got a quick break in the precipitation Monday afternoon and evening, but the next round is already spreading moderate snowfall across the city Monday night. Be prepared for another slick morning commute with an additional 2-4 inches of snow in Anchorage mixed with periods of freezing rain. It'll also be breezy in town, with stronger winds for the Anchorage Hillside and Turnagain Arm where gusts to 50 mph are possible.
A winter weather advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. for the western Kenai Peninsula along the Sterling Highway corridor from Anchor Point to Soldotna and up to Nikiski. Be prepared for 2-6" of snow overnight, mixing with rain at times Tuesday. A winter weather advisory is also in effect for the Susitna Valley until noon Tuesday. Willow, Cantwell, and Talkeetna should be prepared for 2-8" of snow, also mixing with rain at times Tuesday.
We'll get a quick break Tuesday afternoon before another storm rolls in late Tuesday into early Wednesday. This storm will likely bring another 1 to 2 inches of snow, also mixed with freezing rain at times.
The temperature will hover between 30 and 35 degrees for the next 48 hours in Anchorage, while the Mat-Su and Kenai will see slightly warmer temperatures Tuesday afternoon.
By Wednesday night cooler air will move in and we'll see a break from storms until early Sunday. This means more sunshine and a return to single digits and teens to end the week and kick off the weekend.
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