Much of Southcentral was treated by sunny and warm conditions Thursday with improved air quality and visibility following the rain earlier this week that cleaned up our air. 

The day started with a few light showers, adding up to another 0.03" of rain, which brings the 3-day total up to 0.38". Before this storm, Anchorage had only seen 0.13" for the rest of July and June combined. 

Despite the drier and warmer conditions Thursday, we'll stay in an active weather pattern, which means more chances for rain. A front will move in from the west Friday, bringing rain showers across the Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound and increasing clouds with chances for showers to Anchorage. Temperatures will hold in the mid-60s and we'll continue to see chances for showers through Saturday. 

Come Sunday, we'll see another break between storms which will continue through early next week. That means more sunshine and high temperatures back to the upper 60s!

Enjoy the fresh air!
-Chief Meteorologist Melissa Frey