Storm system keeps clouds and cooler conditions in Southcentral
Widespread showers have been falling across Southcentral for most of Saturday, with the bulk of the activity along coastal regions. While a few showers have occurred in Anchorage, most of the rain dissipated as it pushed in over the Chugach Mountains. This will continue to be the case for the evening hours, although a few spot showers still are possible for Anchorage and Eagle River. With the little rain that did fall today, Anchorage is now sitting at 0.03 inches of rainfall for the month of June, with higher amounts along Prince William Sound and the Kenai. This is very beneficial for a region that has been dealing with the Swan Lake Fire, which is now up to nearly 12,500 acres.
Overcast skies remain for Southcentral through the night, with lows bottoming out near 50 degrees. There won't be much of a breeze, so it will feel pleasant as you step out the door. Outside of a few spot showers for Father's Day morning, expect a mostly dry day for Anchorage with highs topping out in the mid 60s. Rain will still occur tomorrow, but it will primarily fall over the coastal regions.
Heading into next week, we remain under a fairly active pattern that will keep cloudy skies around. While this will be the case, temperatures will still gradually climb as we head into the first official day of Summer. The Summer Solstice occurs this Friday and marks the point at which the sun is at the highest angle in the Northern Hemisphere. Unfortunately for us here in Anchorage and a large portion of Southcentral, Friday will be mostly cloudy. While this will be the case, it'll still be warm with highs near 70.
Have a great Father's Day!
Meteorologist Aaron Morrison