Highs remain in the single digits through Sunday
If one were to look at the silver lining in the forecast over the next several days, it would be the sunshine. High pressure situated across the Yukon and portions of the Interior will extend it's hold as far south as Southcentral. This will yield several consecutive days of sunshine, making the single digit highs we'll see bearable.
Hopefully you've enjoyed the teens for highs, because they are slowly coming to an end. Winds out of the north will steadily pump in cold Arctic air bringing the return to not only subzero lows, but highs struggling to climb out of the single digits. This will continue our trend of seeing below-average temperatures and likely help end our 22 consecutive months of seeing warmer than normal temperatures. Our current average temperatures through the first two weeks of January is 1.4 degrees with 2020 still holding on strong as the 5th coldest start to a year on record.
Highs will slowly fall through the rest of the week, with our coldest day looking to be Saturday. Well start off the morning with lows near -10 and highs topping out right around 5 degrees. It'll be even colder across East Anchorage, where highs will likely stay at or below zero through most of the day.
At least we have the sunshine to get us through the week and we'll continue to add on more daylight each day. We're currently sitting at just over 4 minutes of daylight gained each day, meaning by the end of the week we'll have gained an 12 minutes of daylight.
If you don't like the colder weather, temperatures return back to the teens starting next week. A storm passing to our south will also reintroduce flurries back in the forecast, with the best chance looking to be Monday.
Have a great rest of the week!
- Meteorologist Aaron Morrison