Normal weather to kick-off September
The first three days of September brought some of the most normal weather we've seen all summer. Anchorage picked up nearly a tenth of an inch of rain over the past three days, which is more than double what we saw the entire month of August. Temperatures were still 5-10 degrees above normal Sunday and Monday, but the high-temperature Tuesday dropped to 60 degrees, which is our exact average high temperature for this time of year.
On average, September is our second wettest month of the year with just shy of 3 inches of rainfall. Despite the wet start, it'll be at least another week before we see another round of significant rainfall.
High pressure will return to the region later this week which means another round of dry weather is in store. We'll see partly to mostly sunny skies and only a slight chance for an isolated shower, mainly confined to the higher elevations. High temperatures will hold in the mid-60s but our low temperatures will get slightly cooler, dropping to the mid to upper 40s overnight.
Wednesday is the first day of the season with less than 14 hours of daylight. The sun will rise at 6:58, setting 13 hours and 57 minutes later at 8:56 p.m.
Have a great hump day!
-Chief Meteorologist Melissa Frey