Quiet weather to close out the week
Did it feel warm to you as you walked out the door Wednesday morning?
If you thought so, that's because temperatures were holding steady in the mid 50s. Ted Stevens International Airport officially recorded a low of 56 degrees, which is the warmest low ever recorded on June 12. The previous record holder dates back to 1971 when the overnight low only dipped to 40 degrees.
The big reason we saw temperatures on the warmer side Wednesday morning was due to the clouds in place across the region. The overcast skies held for most of the day, but we finally saw sunshine return as the evening approached. While it only arrived during the latter half of the day, we will see the sunshine stick around to close out the week.
Few clouds are expected through the first part of the day Thursday, before sunshine arrives into the afternoon hours. If you have any plans for Live after Five, it will be a beautiful day with no rain expected. Although, we can expect some breezy conditions with winds gusting up to 25 mph.
The sun sticks around to close out the week ahead of our next storm system that will impact us Saturday into Sunday. While Southcentral will see more rain push through the region, Anchorage will only see spot chances of rain. The greatest impacts will come in the form of cloudy skies and cooler weather.
Enjoy your Thursday,
Meteorologist Aaron Morrison