Freezing fog likely for Monday morning commute
Fog has blanketed a large portion of Southcentral today and will likely stick around into the night for many of us. With temperatures falling at or below freezing into the night, you'll want to watch out for freezing for for the AM commute. The valley looks to be the more likely spot for freezing fog to occur, so be mindful if you are driving along the Glenn tomorrow morning. Heading into Anchorage fog won't be as widespread, but you'll still want to watch out for areas with limited visibilities.
You may have also noticed how clouds have been hard to clear out across Southcentral. This is largely due to high pressure to our north and a low to our south. With Southcentral being placed directly between these two systems, we will feel the effects of both of them. Starting tomorrow a high building into the Interior will lead to some afternoon sunshine for most of Southcentral, outside of Prince William Sound and the Kenai. It'll also be breezy for many, as cold air is funneled through the valley and mountain passes, where winds could gust up to 40 mph in the valley. Any rain for tomorrow will be confined to the sound and the Kenai.
Starting Tuesday, clouds return to Southcentral and temperatures will be noticeably cooler. It's possible we'll only climb into the mid-30s for highs, which is still unseasonably warm for this time of the year. The middle of the week looks interesting, as we see a surge of moisture into Southcentral. While we will initially see a chance for showers Wednesday, falling temperatures into the night will lead to a changeover to a wintry mix. It's possible if the warm nose is completely eroded, we could see an hour or two of light snow showers Wednesday night, but don't expect much accumulation.
The rest of the week looks dry and warm. Afternoon highs will top out in the mid to upper 30s, with overnight lows near freezing. Looking ahead into next weekend, it looks like we'll finally catch a break and see some true Alaskan cold weather settle into the region. While it's too early to go into details, the signs are pointing to significantly cooler weather.
Have a great workweek!
-Meteorologist Aaron Morrison