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A brief cool down with heavy rain for isolated areas of Southcentral

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Monday Weather Update
Updated: Jun. 7, 2021 at 7:29 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - After two days at nearly 70° in Anchorage over the weekend, temperatures dropped to the low 60s Monday. A larger drop in temperatures is likely Tuesday and Wednesday as a storm approaches from the west.

A storm will bring in cooler air, clouds, and rain across the region. High temperatures will likely only reach the mid to upper 50s across Southcentral through mid-week. Anchorage and the valley will only see chances for light showers, but heavier rain will move across Seward and Whitter where more than an inch of rain is likely by Wednesday afternoon.

The rain will clear the area by Thursday and mostly sunny conditions are likely by the weekend when high temperatures will slowly climb back to the mid-60s.

Across the interior, active thunderstorms continued for the fourth day in a row with more than 2,000 lightning strikes Monday alone. Temperatures reached the mid-70s in Fairbanks Monday, but cooler weather will move in for the rest of the week, which will also reduce the chance for thunderstorms.

Southeast is getting a break from the rain with mostly sunny skies and warmer temperatures. The area will stay dry and sunny Tuesday as well with high temperatures in the mid-60s.

Have a great start to your Tuesday!

-Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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