More records on the way for Anchorage
While visibility has been improving across Southcentral as smoke drifts to the south, the record-breaking heat shows no signs of letting up. High pressure that has a firm grip on the state shows no signs of letting up. While it has flattened somewhat, it will strengthen in the coming days and bring the return to more record heat across the region.
The high pressure is not only fueling record heat, but also rather stagnant air and light winds. Because of this and little movement expected in smoke from the Swan Lake Fire, the Kenai remains under a Dense Smoke Advisory through Wednesday afternoon. The thickest smoke looks to remain along southern portions of the Kenai from Seward and point southward.
While June closed as the warmest on record, July looks to potentially flirt with the hottest temperature ever recorded in Anchorage. Right now 85 degrees stands as the warmest single day high, and it's possible we'll flirt if not climb above that for the Fourth of July weekend. Unfortunately the heat shows not signs of letting up and a strengthening ridge only means rain will be hard to come by for the foreseeable future.
Have a great Tuesday!
- Meteorologist Aaron Morrison