Fall-like weather is in the forecast
A very seasonal storm rolled through Southcentral this past weekend. Anchorage experienced one of the rainiest days in recent memory, the second rainiest since May to be exact. The coming week calls for more stormy activity.
Monday will be the break in the action. As our latest storm moves out, skies will slowly clear through the day. Sun peeking out from behind the clouds will help temperatures climb to the low-60s once again. Get out and enjoy it while you can, colder weather is on the way.
As the recent rain maker moves South and East, cold air will push in from the north. That cold air will help some significant snow to fall along the Brooks Range. 4 to 8 inches of snow will fall by Tuesday morning. Enough cold air will slide South that some of the mountains along the Parks Highway near the Denali entrance could very well welcome termination dust after a very mild start to September.
That push of cold will keep us a little cooler on Tuesday, temperatures will likely stay in the 50s. The cold air push would be much more impactful if it weren't for another storm moving in from the Aleutians. That storm will bring increasing cloud cover to Anchorage Tuesday.
Rain will start before the sun comes up Wednesday and last all day long. We need the moisture and the storm itself will help us from dropping too far in terms of temps. Looking on the bright side, those are two pretty good things.
Temperatures stay in the 50s during the day and drop into the 40s overnight. We watch the temperatures slowly slide through the week. By early next week, overnight lows will approach the 30s and daytime highs will struggle to find the 50-degree mark.
Fall weather will be here before you know it! Don't say we didn't warn you.
-Meteorologist Jeremy LaGoo