Sunny and cool but showers are in the forecast
Following a rather active weather pattern, our short-lived break from the storms continues Monday. High pressure dominating much of Southcentral will keep sunshine in the forecast for the day, but clouds are set to build back in overnight.
We start the week with ample sunshine, but just because it's sunny doesn't necessarily mean it will be warm. Temperatures will climb to the mid-40s by the afternoon, which is a big climb from the 20s where they started the day. Light wind will pick up as clouds build back in overnight as a storm moves in from the west.
The storm out west is already prompting winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories for parts of western Alaska and the interior. Pink shaded areas in the map below will receive 6 to 10 inches of snow with local amounts topping a foot, starting tonight. Purple areas will receive between 4 and 7 inches of snow with local amounts up to a foot in areas. Expect reduced visibility and slick travel as the storm moves in.
We will feel the impacts of the storm starting Tuesday. Clouds that start the day will lead to showers developing by the afternoon. Our stream of moisture with this storm will be from the south, meaning the warm waters of the Gulf of Alaska will help keep the moisture in low elevations as rain. The push of moisture keeps high temperatures in the mid-40s.
Showers stay in the forecast through the middle of the week. Overnight lows falling into the 30s mean we still have that chance of a wintry mix in the forecast. Whether that happens or not, this week is looking to be cold and wet— don't say I didn't warn you!
Enjoy the sun while it lasts!
-Meteorologist Jeremy LaGoo