Clouds build as heat holds to round out July
July has been hot for Alaska. It will go down as the warmest on record for the state and the warmest for Anchorage— by a long shot. Anchorage hit 70 degrees or above 20 times in the month of July, that is the most ever seen in one month in Anchorage. We have the chance of adding one more day to that total as we close out the month.
Wednesday will bring a day of increasing cloud cover. Mostly sunny skies in the morning will help temperatures get a bump right out of the gate. As clouds build in the afternoon, the temperature climb will slow. We will likely top out right at 70 degrees in Anchorage before clouds take over.
Those clouds will keep us mild as we start the 8th month of the year. And with the clouds sticking around through the day, temperatures won't climb much. Anchorage will top out in the mid-60s in the afternoon. Despite the clouds, a nearby store, and a passing front— we just won't see any rain on Thursday.
Clouds will slowly start clearing Friday. Increasing sunshine in the afternoon will help temps climb back near 70 degrees. The ridge of high pressure will keep us dry through the weekend. A mix of clouds and sun all weekend means temperatures will likely stay in the low-70s both Saturday and Sunday.
Happy Hump Day!
-Meteorologist Jeremy LaGoo