Wet and cooler conditions for Memorial Day Weekend
Waves of rain are set to push through Anchorage as a storm system remains locked in place to our southwest. This will continue the trend of what has already been a wet May across the region. Early morning rain for Saturday brought less than a tenth of an inch, which brings our monthly total to 1.23 inches. While we are still sitting at the 8th wettest May on record, the incoming rain will likely bump us into the top 5.
Another round of rain is expected to move in Saturday evening and last through most of Sunday. While it won't be a washout, most of Sunday will see some rain. It's possible we could add .25 to .50 inch of rain through Sunday evening. With rain and clouds expected to be the main impact through the day, highs will struggle to climb out of the mid 50s, making Sunday the coolest day we've seen since May 13th.
Rain will slowly begin to taper off Sunday night, with light rain showers continuing into Monday. While most of Memorial Day will be dry, it will still be damp from all the rain we will have seen. Through most of next week, afternoon highs will slowly rebound into the 60s with partly sunny skies.
Have a blessed Memorial Day Weekend!
Meteorologist Aaron Morrison