Raindrops keep falling on my head
Pick your favorite song about rain and hum along! The rain sticks around all day, and that is a good thing.
The rain started right around 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Anchorage. Overnight, it picked up in intensity. By the time the sun came up Wednesday, more than a half an inch accumulated at Ted Stevens. That makes this one of the biggest storms in Anchorage all year. We even have the potential to set a new rainfall record for the day.
Don't let a mid-morning break in the action fool you. The rain stays in the forecast all day. Showers will last through the afternoon along with the wind. Wind will be out of the southeast at about 10 - 20 miles per hour with gusts near 30 miles per hour. Along Turnagain Arm and Hillside those gusts will near 55 miles per hour.
The wind and rain will keep temperatures in the mid-50s all day. And that is about where we stay through Thursday.
As the storm weakens and spreads east, scattered drizzle will linger. Don't expect too much moisture, the mountains will do a decent job of squeezing the bulk of it out of the clouds before they move into Anchorage.
The storm that will bring another round of rain to Anchorage starting Friday and through the weekend will bring in some cold air— the coldest we've seen since spring.
High temps drop to near 50 with overnight lows slipping scary close to the 30s. You don't have to be a meteorologist to know that combo will bring about some high-elevation snow.
If that sounds a little early for your liking, there is some good news. That is all still days away and in Alaska, a lot can change in a forecast in just a few days!
It does seem fitting since fall officially starts at 11:30 pm on Sunday.
-Meteorologist Jeremy LaGoo