What a great way to start a Monday...clear skies, a gorgeous sunrise, and freshly snow-capped mountains, that is if you don't mind temperatures in the 20s! The last time we were that cold was 167 days ago, back on April 24th! Although we're used to the chill in October, typically our low temperatures are still slightly above freezing. 

Tuesday will be another chilly start, with temperatures in the low 30s, but the next few nights after that we'll hold well above freezing as a storm moves in from Western Alaska and keeps us mostly cloudy. 

The high pressure that was keeping us dry and clear is moving south. A storm currently in the Bering Sea will spread clouds and precipitation across most of the state this week. First, it'll be snow across the Slope and Interior where winter storm warnings and advisories are in effect. 

Showers will continue on Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures will hold in the mid to upper 40s during the day and upper 30s overnight, but cooler air will slide in late Thursday, dropping temperatures about 5 degrees for the end of the week. This means any lingering showers late Thursday and Friday will likely fall as a snow-rain mix. 

This storm will be on the east by Friday afternoon and right now we look to stay storm-free for the weekend. 

Enjoy the "warmer" weather over the next few days!
-Chief Meteorologist Melissa Frey