Warmth and sun start the week
Today will go down as one for the record books. When we hit 70 degrees this afternoon, it will be the 42nd time we hit at least 70 degrees this year. That has only happened once before. 2013 we had 42 days of at least 70-degree warmth. Today we tie that number, this week we will look at it in the rearview.
Mostly sunny skies will help us climb back into the 70s this afternoon. Not just the 70s, but the mid-70s in Anchorage and near 80 in the valley. Late in the day, we will watch clouds build back in across Southcentral.
Overnight clouds will keep us mild to start the day on Tuesday. Near 60 degrees will make breaking the record of most 70-degree days a safe bet, even with the cloud cover.
A weak disturbance could still give us a quick shot of drizzle late Tuesday into Wednesday morning, but don't expect enough to water the lawn or the flowers. If we get any moisture, it won't be much. Most of the moisture stays to the north.
The clouds and chance of rain move out as fast as they move in. High pressure remains the dominant feature in our forecast, that means more sun and dry weather through the second half of the week.
Get out and enjoy this warmth, before you know it— colder days will be the norm.
-Meteorologist Jeremy LaGoo