Beautiful and cool weekend across Anchorage
Temperatures have been on the warmer side the past few days, with today marking the 27th day that highs have climbed at or above 70 degrees. This bumps us up to the 7th most 70 degree days on record and the trend shows no signs of letting up. However, cooler weather is set to arrive in Southcentral this weekend, keeping many areas hugging the 70 degree mark.
While rain has been hard to come by today, some isolated storms fired in areas near mountains. Any rain has not only been beneficial to the burn bans still in effect, but for the drought that has expanded into a large portion of Southcentral. While rain will be hard to come by in the coming days, there is still an outside chance that a few areas could see some isolated showers or storms.
What we all will get to experience is highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s over the coming days, with plenty of sunshine into the afternoon hours. This comes as high pressure briefly builds back into the region. You'll want to get outside and enjoy the sunshine because clouds return through the middle of next week, with a chance for showers by Wednesday.
Have a great weekend!
-Meteorologist Aaron Morrison