Gusty winds to continue into the night
Although the High Wind Warning has been allowed to expire, gusty winds will still be a concern into the night for Anchorage Hillside and Turnagain Arm. The highest wind speed seen this afternoon was at McHugh Creek, where winds gusted up to 7 1 mph. While the highest wind speeds were situated along Turnagain Arm, the Anchorage Bowl even saw winds gusting up to 40 mph causing problems for some aircraft and for those walking in the wind.
While winds are expected to die down into the night, wind gusts up to 50 mph can still be expected through midnight. You'll want to make sure you hold off on putting any loose items outside until tomorrow. While winds won't be a problem, some isolated showers can't be ruled out into your Saturday as the final push of the storm works out of the area. Some peaks of sunshine can be expected through the day, with afternoon highs topping out in the lower 50s.
Saturday will likely be our last day of seeing showers for the foreseeable future, which is good news for those wanting to get outdoors. Thanks to high-pressure building back into the region, warmer conditions return back to Southcentral next week. Highs each day will top out in the upper 50s with overnight lows near 40 degrees. It's a nice stretch of weather, following a series of storms that targeted Southcentral, bringing not only heavy rain but gusty winds to the region.