As high pressure builds across eastern Alaska, temperatures continue to climb above normal for this time of year for much of the state.

Fairbanks reached a high of 75 degrees Wednesday which was the warmest they've been since July of 2018! Normal high temperatures in the Interior this time of year are in the low 60s. 

Further west, it's also been warm along the coast where Kotzebue set a record high-temperature Tuesday of 54 degrees, beating out the previous record of 50 degrees set back in 1978. Nome also made it to the 50s Wednesday, not a record, but still nearly 10 degrees above normal.

Normal high temperatures in Anchorage this time of year are in the mid-50s, and even with a slight cool-down Wednesday and Thursday, we're still above normal for this time of year. 

An area of low pressure will move from east to west across the Gulf, bringing both clouds and chances for light showers to the area Thursday. Temperatures will only fall to the mid-40s overnight, returning to the upper 50s Thursday. 

More sunshine along with drier conditions and warmer temperatures begin to move in Friday, continuing through at least Tuesday with high temperatures in the low 60s.

-Chief Meteorologist Melissa Frey