Another round of showers and wind for Southcentral
After a brief break in rainfall for the Anchorage Bowl, more rain is set to move in overnight into Labor Day. This will continue the trend of seeing some much needed rain in an area that continues to deal with an extreme drought. The low responsible for the rain continues to push inland into the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta with several rounds of round rotating around it. Additionally, winds have begun to pick up across Southcentral and will remain gusty into Monday. Turnagain Arm, higher elevations, and gaps could see winds gusting up to 50 mph, with Anchorage likely seeing peak gusts up to 30 mph through the day.
While rain will be beneficial to the region, unfortunately the heaviest will fall along coastal regions. Areas on the western side of the mountains in Southcentral will largely remain under the rain shadow, with some isolated showers possible. While that will be the case, we could still see upwards of a quarter of an inch of rain through the day Monday. The heaviest rain looks to arrive Monday night into early Tuesday as the final push of rain arrives. This could bring our best shot of seeing rain in the Anchorage Bowl/Mat-Su Valley before the rain exits.
Winds will die down into Monday evening, as the parent low exits into the Bering Sea. Behind this we can expect the mostly cloudy skies to stick around with afternoon highs in the low to mid-60s. It'll be fairly warm for this time of year, as afternoon high should be struggling to climb to 60 degrees.
Enjoy your Labor Day!
-Meteorologist Aaron Morrison