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More clouds today and warmer

Partly cloudy in Anchorage on Wednesday with a high of 72 degrees.
Published: Jul. 15, 2020 at 9:59 AM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Our clear and dry conditions will start to phase out as storms push in from the west on Wednesday, leading to a more active weather pattern.  During this period, temperatures will trend warmer and humidity higher as storms will increase the shower and thunderstorm potential across Southcentral.  Unstable storm energy pushing into and up the Alaska Range and Talkeetna mountains should increase shower and thunderstorm chances.  Thunderstorm chances are more likely on the windward side of the mountains as a lot of the valleys are on the leeward or non windward side of the mountains and will stay dry due to mountain storm blocking.  Winds will pick up out of the southeast along Turnagain Arm on Friday as storms in the valley pull on high pressure over the northern Gulf of Alaska.  

For the extended period, Saturday through Tuesday, chances for rain will increase across theregion beginning Saturday, as moisture associated with storms south of the eastern Aleutians work their way into the eastern Bering Sea, southwest along the Gulf Coast and into Southcentral through Sunday. Storms right behind these Bering Sea storms will continue the above mentioned storm path and should keep our potential wet weather pattern going through Monday.

Wednesday looks to be partly cloudy as clouds increase today with light winds while we warm up to 72 degrees. Mostly cloudy for Wednesday night with variable 10 mph winds and a low of 56 degrees. Partly sunny for Thursday with a high of 71 degrees and variable 10 mph winds.  Mostly cloudy Thursday night with 15 mph winds out of the south and a low of 54 degrees.  Also, we could see winds gusting to around 25 mph.  Looking ahead, we will be mostly cloudy on Friday with a high of 68 degrees while winds blow out of the southeast at 10 mph.    

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