Fall weather takes over with rain and cooler temps in the forecast
Tuesday will be about as normal as we can possibly get in terms of fall weather in Anchorage. So I don't want to hear any complaining.
A little clearing overnight allowed temperatures to fall near 40 degrees, even dip into the 30s on the east side of town. Clouds quickly built-in early Tuesday morning. A weak trough or wave of energy will bring about the next round of showers.
Clouds will keep temperatures in the low-50s Tuesday afternoon, rain will start by about 4 p.m. Don't expect anything near as heavy as what we saw last week. A few hundredths of an inch of rain is about all we will squeeze out of this system.
Rain will taper off as the sun sets on Southcentral Alaska. A quick break between storms will allow skies to briefly clear overnight. That brief clearing will allow temps to drop into the 30s across town. It's not out of the question to see some places on the east side or up on the hill drop below freezing as the sun comes up Wednesday morning.
Clouds build back in as quick as they depart. It's likely most people won't even notice the brief break from cloud cover, aside from the cooler temps Wednesday morning. The clouds Wednesday will be a precursor to yet another round of showers. Those will start around 10 a.m. and last through the afternoon.
From the 30s to the 40s, we likely won't see 50 degrees on the thermometer Wednesday— for the first time since April 24th!
You can blame the showers, a push of cold from the north, and a lack of sunshine. But don't worry, this is very typical for this time of year. It will just feel a little blustery after our exceptionally warm summer and start to September.
The sun will return during the second half of the week, but don't expect it to bring any warmth along with it. A push of cold coming from the arctic will keep temperatures on the chilly side. Overnight lows in the 30s and daytime highs struggling to get out of the 40s.
Fall is here, not just on the calendar— but in the forecast.
-Meteorologist Jeremy LaGoo