Record highs continue for Anchorage
It's the gift that keeps on giving, that being a brand new record high for Anchorage. With temperatures once again climbing into record territory, it was the 13th new record high for the summer. With high pressure forcing any cooler air and rain showers away from Southcentral, the trend of above normal temperatures will not only continue, but likely bring even more record highs in the coming weeks.
It's a trend that doesn't look good for Southcentral, especially considering that newest model runs are keeping most of Southcentral dry next week. A frontal boundary that is currently stationed across the Bering Sea will weaken over the next few hours. This comes as the parent low remains fairly stationary due to the force of the high pressure just south of the Aleutians. With a weaker push of the frontal system, this will still mean rain for Southwest Alaska, but not so much for Southcentral.
Clouds will still be on the increase through the middle of next week, with a few showers possible through the day, but not enough to help us in our drought situation. This time of the year is typically our wettest and with the high not budging, it's possible this trend could continue for the forseeable future. While we won't see any rain, there are signs that we could briefly cool down into the upper 60s by the middle of the week, but even that is still above normal for this time of year.
For now, if you're a fan of sunshine, get outside and enjoy it. Clouds move in starting Monday night.
Have a great Sunday!
-Meteorologist Aaron Morrison