Alaskans and their four-legged friends were out on Monday enjoying clear skies and lots of sun in Anchorage. 

Mother Nature is treating many parts of Alaska to a week of sunshine. A massive ridge of high pressure is locked in place across Southcentral and Southeast and is now extending through the Interior and North Slope. This weather pattern keeps skies mostly clear and the storms in western Alaska from moving into other parts of state.

Winter storm warnings and advisories are still in effect for western Alaska, including Nome which could see as much as foot of fresh snow through Tuesday.

Temperatures in Anchorage this week will hold near 30 degrees during the day with teens overnight. We may see some more clouds move in briefly midweek but nothing in terms of precipitation. The second half of the week looks like it will be full of sunshine once again and potentially include some great aurora view opportunities. 

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Photos by Daniella Rivera. KTVA's Shannon Ballard contributed to this story. 

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