A dreary start to the day but the workweek ends with sunshine
A weak wave or storm brought a little light rain and a wintry mix to the Anchorage bowl and much of Southcentral to start the day. Cold air wrapping in on the backside of the morning showers helped turn some of what fell into a wintry mix.
But don't worry— the cold, breezy morning will become a distant memory by the afternoon.
The cold air wrapping in behind the storm is dry. That will start to break up the showers by mid-morning. As the wave moves east we will start to see some sunshine by the middle of the day. Temperatures will top out in the mid-40s by the afternoon.
A potent storm over the Aleutians will spread the gambit of winter weather across much of the 49th state this weekend. Winter storm warnings, winter weather advisories, and high wind watches are in place as the front associated with the storm presses toward Alaska.
Those in Southcentral don't get any advisories or warnings as the front moves in. The bulk of the action stays north of Talkeetna this go-round.
In Anchorage, we will see clouds and the chance of some isolated showers on Saturday. Temperatures still well above normal. We will top out in the low-40s once again.
Much of Southcentral will dry out Sunday, a few isolated showers will be about it. Most of the moisture sticks to the higher elevations. If you have some last-minute yard work to get after— Sunday might very well be your day.
The extended forecast calls for warmer days ahead. But don't let that fool you. Our normal temperatures this time of year are typically in the mid-30s for the highs and mid-20s for the lows. It wouldn't take much to get us right back on track.
Get ready, winter is right around the corner.
-Meteorologist Jeremy LaGoo