A frosty start to the day, but temps stay on the warm side
Temps dipped low enough early Tuesday morning that many residents in Anchorage woke up to a little frost on the windshield to start the day. Dewpoints dipped into the teens, while temperatures stuck in the 30s on the west side of town.
Tuesday might just be the coolest high temperature we've seen in a short while. We will likely stay in the 30s all day long under cloudy skies. There is a chance we see a few sprinkles, but that is about the extent of it.
Clouds and moisture will keep us mild overnight. Temperatures will likely stay above freezing as we transition from Tuesday into Wednesday. Then as quick as we cooled down, we warm right back up. Temperatures will hit the 40-degree mark once again during the middle and second half of the week. That's some 10 degrees above normal.
That chance of showers sticks around through the middle of the week. We will see a little rain in Anchorage, but the bulk of the moisture will stay a little closer to the coast.
All of this cloud cover and the chances of rain come thanks to a storm hanging out south of the Aleutians. That storm is spreading snow, ice, and rain across western Alaska and will soon spread snow across the interior.
For the snow and ice, the National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories. Those will last through much of the day on Wednesday.
The forecast is looking a little cooler through the second half of the week, but the chance of snow stays out of Anchorage for the time being.
Fingers crossed we get some soon.
-Meteorologist Jeremy LaGoo