Snow today, cold on the way
A storm hanging out in Prince William Sound is bringing snow to much of Southcentral. When it comes to a winter storm, timing has a much greater impact than snow totals. Snow for a Monday morning commute after a long weekend is sure to cause problems on the roads.
Packed snow will be reinforced throughout the day as additional bands of snow spread through Southcentral. A winter weather advisory remains in place in Anchorage for 2-4 inches of snow through Monday. Snow will come to an end by the evening commute, but the fresh snow that falls during the day means the evening commute will be a slow one, snow falling or not. Temperatures will top out near 30 degrees before dropping into the teens overnight.
Winter weather advisories remain in place for the western Kenai Peninsula through 6 pm. 4 to 8 inches of snow are expected through Monday with local amounts topping 10 inches. Schools were delayed 2 hours on the Kenai peninsula because of the early-day snow. Temperatures will stay in the mid-20s throughout the day, dropping overnight just like Anchorage.
Elsewhere across the state, winter weather advisories are in place for heavy snow falling throughout the day. Close to a half-foot of snow will add up in the Interior by Tuesday. Then we dry out and cool down in the days to come.
That cool-down is set to hit Southcentral tonight. As snow tapers off temperatures will fall into the teens early Tuesday morning. Northerly flow (wind out of the north) will keep the dry, cold weather in the forecast.
Daytime drop to the teens by the middle of the week with overnight lows dropping into the single digits on the west side and near-zero degrees on the east side.
Meteorological winter started December 1st and the cold and snow along with it!
-Meteorologist Jeremy LaGoo