Temperatures dropped from the 50s Monday to the 30s Tuesday and Wednesday and we'll continue to drop to the 20s by this weekend. That downward trend in temperatures comes at the same time another round of precipitation moves in from the south. 

An area of low pressure is sending moisture across most of southern Alaska, bringing showers to Kodiak, Homer, Seward and  Prince William Sound along with most of Southeast. 

The storm bringing the rain to southern Alaska is on a northward path but will be stopped in its tracks. Further north, an area of high pressure is building across the Interior, which will force the low pressure in the Gulf to stay right where it is.

This means the coastal areas of Southcentral, Southwest and Southeast Alaska will be stuck in a pattern of scattered showers for the next several days while northern Alaska will continue to see mostly clear and cold conditions.

As for Anchorage and the Mat-Su, we'll be stuck in the middle of these two weather patterns. You can expect mostly cloudy conditions Friday and Saturday with just a slight chance of quick isolated snow showers. High temperatures will hold in the mid-30s Friday, but will slowly drop to the mid-20s by the middle of next week and low temperatures will drop from the upper 20s to the low 20s.

-Chief Meteorologist Melissa Frey