There's something about rain after a long stretch of sunshine and warmth. It seems to rejuvenate everything. It washes the roads, waters the plants, and even washes the atmosphere of dust and smoke. Despite the recent rain, drought conditions continue for much of Alaska— including Anchorage. The good news is that the chance of rain remains in the forecast. 

Thursday doesn't offer much in way of the chance of rain. Clouds will linger as Anchorage finds itself nestled between two different storms. There is a small chance of seeing some isolated drizzle, but nothing widespread or accumulating. Temperatures will stay in the mid-60s thanks to the clouds. 

The chance of rain returns Friday. A storm moving in from the west will bring our next chance of showers. The day will start mostly cloudy and mild. By the afternoon, showers will spread across Southcentral. The rain won't be near as heavy as earlier in the week, but light drizzle will last into the evening. That will keep temps in the low-60s. 

Rain will taper off Saturday. But the weather pattern keeps the clouds in the sky. In the coming week, expect more clouds and cooler temperatures. This will be the longest stretch of "normal" weather we've seen in quite some time.

Breathe in this clean air!
-Meteorologist Jeremy LaGoo