Little rain in the forecast for Anchorage, despite weekend showers
A quick shower moved across the Anchorage bowl Sunday night between 8 and 9 p.m. It only amounted to 0.01 inches of rain in Anchorage but was the first we'd had any measurable rain this month. Typically at this point in August, we would have already had more than two and a half inches of rainfall, making this easily the driest August on record, in addition to the driest summer on record which is 4.62 inches below normal.
There are only five days left in the month and the chances for any additional rain in the time are very low.
We'll stay mostly sunny and dry Tuesday and Wednesday with high temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s. An increase in cloud cover will spread across the region Thursday and Friday with temperatures dropping a degree or two. A weak cold front is headed our way Saturday, although right now all models are indicating the front will likely fall apart before reaching Anchorage. This means clouds, cooler air and a slight increase in wind, but not likely to see any rain.
Looking out further, models are indicating a storm system will move in from the southwest Sunday and Monday and if it holds together, that will be our first significant chance of rain in weeks to kick off the month of September.
-Chief Meteorologist Melissa Frey