Warmest summer on record for Southcentral continues
Today marked the 41st day of seeing temperatures above the 70-degree mark and with little in the way of a cool down expected, we will break the record of 42 days. Although sunshine has greeted us for a large portion of the weekend, rain is needed across the region. Unfortunately, the rain chances look bleak heading through the rest of this week.
It'll be another mild start to your work week with some haze on the horizon, but temperatures will quickly climb through the day. The record for Monday is 77 degrees and it's possible we could climb near that. While breaking the record doesn't look likely, we will come close to reaching it. The advertised rain chances though look to remain well to our north, as high pressure in the Pacific Ocean looks to build back in. This will not only mean a continued dry pattern, but temperatures remaining well above where they should be for this time of the year.
There is an outside chance of showers Tuesday night into Wednesday, as a weak upper-level disturbance pushes off of the Alaska Range. This could undercut the area of high pressure and bring us some isolated showers. However, most of the activity looks to remain across the Mat-Su Valley and areas north. While rain looks bleak, the sunshine looks promising over the coming days. So get outside and enjoy it.
Have a great Monday!
-Meteorologist Aaron Morrison