After record-setting heat for nearly two weeks, cooler air is beginning to spread across Southcentral. As the sun sets Tuesday evening, temperatures are 14 degrees colder in Anchorage compared to 24 hours ago. 

The ridge of high pressure that was keeping us storm-free and under clear skies while also compressing our air and heating it up, is now moving west and weakening. As this happens, the door is opening up for low pressure to move in, bringing cooler and cloudier conditions to the region. 

Temperatures will fall to the low 70s in Anchorage Wednesday and we'll stay there all the way through the weekend. We'll also see increased cloud cover across the region. 

Enjoy the cooler weather!
-Chief Meteorologist Melissa Frey