Rain returns to Southcentral while Southeast and Interior reach 60°
After a sunny and warm weekend across Southcentral, the rain is back. As of 10:00 Monday night, Anchorage picked up 0.12" of rain, which is the most non-frozen precipitation we've seen in months!
Even with the rain, high temperatures still managed to reach the low 50s, which is slightly above average for this time of year, but much colder than the Interior or Southeast where high temperatures reached the 60s.
Fairbanks hit 60° for the first time this season today and ended up with a high of 64°. This is the normal time of year when Fairbanks reaches 60° and on average, the city sees more than 100 days with high temperatures of at least 60°. It's even warming up on the slope where high temperatures reached the 40s.
As for the rain in Southcentral, it will continue through the night but will taper off Tuesday morning. We'll return to sunny weather late Tuesday which will hold into early Thursday. Temperatures will return to the mid-50s Tuesday with even warmer weather likely Wednesday.
We'll see a quick shot of rain late Thursday, but right now, the weekend is looking dry.
Have a great Tuesday and if these April showers bring May flowers to your neighborhood, be sure to snap a picture and share it with the weather team here!
-Chief Meteorologist Melissa Frey