Warm Monday, with cooler weather to follow
In the blink of an eye we saw temperatures in the 60s quickly being replaced with the mid 70s again. Highs across Southcentral easily climbed into the mid to upper 70s and that trend will carry us into Monday. With today breaking the 70 degree barrier again, this marks the 28th day that Anchorage has seen temperatures in the 70s.
With plenty of sunshine and high pressure staying with us into Monday, we'll see another day of temperatures in the mid to upper 70s across Southcentral. Areas in the valley will likely climb into the lower 80s, which could spark a few thunderstorms. If you aren't a fan of the warmer weather, one doesn't have to wait long. The trend of 70s looks to come to an end for the foreseeable future as we head beyond Monday.
With several upper level disturbances sweeping through Southcentral, it will not only keep temperatures several degrees cooler, but will also bring the return to rain in the forecast. The first chance of rain arrives Tuesday, as a disturbance arrives from the east. While most of the rain will fall from Prince William Sound and into the Chugach Mountains, Anchorage and the valley could see some light rain showers. Any rain will certainly be beneficial, as we continue to see drought concerns across a large portion of the state.
Enjoy the week ahead!
-Meteorologist Aaron Morrison