Despite it being a dry day across Southcentral, temperatures were still noticeably cooler than in recent days. This comes following a frontal passage that ushered in rain and cloudy skies. While the cloudy skies will remain through the night into early Saturday, sunshine lovers will enjoy the second half of the day. 

We'll once again see temperatures climb into the mid 50s to start off the weekend, with plenty of sunshine into the afternoon. You'll want to take the necessary precautions when heading outdoors if you are an allergy sufferer, as the calm, sunny, and mild days are leading to a burst in pollen across the region. While Saturday is shaping up to be nice, cloudy skies will return into the evening ahead of another storm taking aim on Southcentral.

It's likely that most of the rain we'll see stays confided to Coastal Alaska beginning Sunday, but intermittent rain showers are possible for Anchorage. While some light showers are expected, it will still feel pleasant outside. Afternoon highs from Sunday through the first part of next week will stay in the lower 50s, with the mornings in the upper 30s. 

Enjoy the cool mornings and the pleasant afternoons, because we do warm up heading into the end of next week. Afternoon highs will once again top out in the mid 50s, which will only mean the greenup and high pollen counts will continue through may.

Have a great weekend!

Meteorologist Aaron Morrison