Rain arrives into Memorial Day Weekend
It was the 4th consecutive day of seeing temperatures at or above 60 degrees in Anchorage. It's a trend that will only hold for one more day before a storm arrives in Southcentral. You'll want to enjoy the remainder of the sunshine that we'll see as clouds are set to arrive into Saturday morning and stick around through the rest of the weekend.
While Saturday will be nice with highs in the lower 60s, an incoming storm will not only bring cooler weather and cloud coverage, but widespread rainfall. This May is already one of the wettest on record, with 1.17 inches already recorded at Ted Stevens International Airport. With more rain on the way it will likely bump Anchorage into the top five wettest May's on record.
Rain is set to arrive late Saturday night and become widespread into Sunday morning. While we will see a nice break in the rainfall Sunday afternoon, another wave of rain will arrive into the evening and last through Monday morning. It's possible we could see upwards of half an inch of rain when all is said and done.
Outside of a few showers Memorial Day, the holiday is shaping up to be a fairly nice one with highs near 60.
Enjoy your holiday weekend!
Meteorologist Aaron Morrison