A monster storm over western Alaska is bringing clouds and scattered showers to Southcentral Thursday. But it's not all doom and gloom, that storm might have some positive impacts on our weekend forecast. 

Mostly cloudy skies Thursday morning will stick around through most of the day. By the afternoon, we will catch a few breaks in the clouds— even some sunshine. That will be enough to bump temps back into the upper 50s as we close out the first day of summer for many kids. 

Clouds will keep us mild overnight once again. Temps shouldn't fall below 40 anywhere in the Anchorage bowl, and stay in the mid 40s at Ted Stevens. 

Friday will bring a mix of clouds and sun to the Anchorage bowl. Once again, you can expect more sun through the second half of the day. Temperatures will climb to near 60 in the afternoon. And that is about where we stay for the next week ahead, 60 degrees, give or take a couple. What will make it feel different is the cloud cover and rain. 

Saturday will bring the return of rain, but at this point it looks as if it will wait until later in the day to arrive. An evening shower thanks to our current storm. Think of it like a traffic jam. Our next storm can't move in while our current storm lingers. Showers will likely continue through Sunday, especially farther south. So if you have weekend plans, just bring the rain gear!

Happy first day of summer, students!

-Meteorologist Jeremy LaGoo