Temperatures stayed in the mid-40s overnight. If that seems warm, that is because it is. Our normal low temperature this time of year is the mid-20s. A little quick math puts our morning at a whopping 20 degrees above normal!

In fact, if we take a look at the forecast low for tonight, 36 degrees, that is where our high temperature should be this time of year.

The storm sitting just west of Anchorage is pulling warm air and moisture from the Pacific and depositing it across Southcentral. That is not only keeping warmer temperatures in the forecast but rain as well. 

Showers stay in the forecast for Thursday, the best chance of those happening in the morning. As the day presses on, the showers will become lighter and grow more scattered in nature. Temperatures stay in the mid-40s all day. 

The storm will offer one last push of moisture early Friday morning. In Anchorage that will be rain, higher up— a few snowflakes might mix in. The chance of high-elevation snow comes as temperatures dip into the mid-30s in town, down near freezing on Hillside. 

The showers will slowly taper off Friday. And while a nice sunny, mild weekend would be the perfect thing to write about— mostly cloudy skies stay in the forecast despite the lack of showers. 

Our next storm looks to arrive Sunday. It is following a similar track to the current storm, meaning warmer weather stays in the forecast. 

In fact, the Climate Prediction Center says there is a good probability that the above-normal warmth will stick around in the weeks to come.

 I know a lot of you are enjoying the warmth, but I'll keep optimistically hoping for snow!
-Meteorologist Jeremy LaGoo