Mild temperatures continue with no major freeze in sight for Anchorage
Monday started out at 37° at Ted Stevens, which is 10° above normal for this time of year. Despite not having any sunshine, temperatures still managed to reach the low 40s, which is also several degrees above normal.
Warmer than average temperatures will continue for much of this week as warmer air continues to move in from the south. That means high temperatures will hold in the 40s and lows will only drop to the low to mid-30s most nights.
There are two storm systems headed for Southcentral this week. The first will bring heavy rain to Kodiak and the eastern side of the Kenai late Tuesday into Wednesday, along with strong winds. This storm will take nearly 72 hours to move across the region, which means showers will continue into Friday. Anchorage and the Mat-Su will only see chances for light showers Wednesday and Thursday along with a chance for a wintry mix Friday.
The second storm of the week doesn't arrive until Sunday.
Bottom Line: If you're headed to the Kenai Peninsula this week, especially to Seward or Whittier, be prepared for heavy rain, but if you'll be near Anchorage, the main story will be the mild temperatures.
Enjoy the "warmer" weather while it lasts!
-Chief Meteorologist Melissa Frey