Showers and cooler for Father's Day Weekend
It's been a week of sunshine and warmth across Anchorage, with afternoon highs each day topping out in the mid to upper 60s. A few mornings even saw some record warmth, as overnight lows only dipped into the low to mid 50s at times. The most recent occurred Friday morning, when a low of 53 degrees beat out the previous warm morning of 49 degrees set back in 1963. It's possible we'll see several more mornings of record warmth, as clouds filter back into Southcentral ahead of our weekend storm system.
The upcoming storm is still anchored in place just south of the Aleutians, but bands of moisture rotating around it will set the stage for a wet weekend for parts of Southcentral. The leading edge of the storm will impact us through the night bringing overcast skies, with any rain remaining on the Kenai. However, as the day progresses Saturday we will see isolated to scattered showers become more numerous across Southcentral. Most of the activity will be focused on the Kenai, Kodiak, and the Prince William Sound. It's possible many areas could top out with half an inch to just shy of three quarters of an inch of rain when all is said and done. Because of the cloudy skies and rain, it'll be noticeably cooler for a large portion of Southcentral with afternoon highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s.
While most of Southcentral will see showers, Anchorage will only see a few sprinkles to light rain showers through the day. This means if you have any outdoor plans don't cancel them, as the bulk of the activity will be to our south and west.
Just a reminder, even with our recent rains a high fire danger has been issued for the Chugach National Forest. You'll want to make sure you take any preventative measures you can if you are heading outdoors this week.
Have a great Father's Day Weekend!
Meteorologist Aaron Morrison