Get the fans ready Southcentral, the temperature is rising!
After a couple of weeks of "cooler" weather, Anchorage is headed back to the mid-70s this week with 80s likely for the Mat-Su!
A ridge of high-pressure has formed over southern Alaska and it's likely to keep us storm-free for at least the next 7 days. As the jet streams moves north, it's taking the storms with it. Right now that storm train is following the jet stream tracks from Bethel to McGrath, through the Interior and on into Canada. The region has already received 2-3 inches of rain over the past week and will likely see another 1-2" early this week. The heavy rain is causing rivers and streams to rise throughout the Interior and the National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the northern side of the Alaska Range from Denali Park to the north of Rainy Pass. This watch is in effect through Tuesday.
Meanwhile, in Southcentral and Southeast, the temperatures are going to continue to climb under mostly clear skies for the remainder of this week. You can expect low to mid-70s Tuesday with mid to upper 70s Wednesday and Thursday.
It'll also be warm overnight with temperatures only briefly dipping to about 60°.
High pressure and storm-free conditions also mean no rainfall. Aside from a few chances for sprinkles here and there, don't expect any significant rainfall over the next 7-days.
Summer 2019 isn't letting up anytime soon.
-Chief Meteorologist Melissa Frey