Storm delivers wet weather to a portion of Southcentral

Chief Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s weekend weather update.
Published: Jul. 9, 2021 at 7:14 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Brief clearing in the clouds allowed Anchorage to reach 65° Friday, the warmest day this week, but clouds quickly rolled in late in the day as a storm moved in from western Alaska. That storm is delivering both clouds and breezy winds to Anchorage and already bringing rain to Seward.

As the storm continues to move into the Gulf of Alaska this weekend, heavy rain will continue Saturday and Sunday in Seward, Whittier, and Prince William Sound.

Expected rainfall across Southcentral through Sunday evening.
Expected rainfall across Southcentral through Sunday evening.(Melissa Frey)

Girdwood will also likely see wet conditions, but further west and north, Anchorage, Kenai, and the Mat-Su will be outside of the main band of rain. Still keep the rain gear handy, as a passing shower is still definitely a possibility, but we’ll also see sun breaks and temperatures in the mid-60s, especially by Sunday.

Next week will bring sunnier, drier, and warmer weather overall, but we’ll also see a chance for developing showers Tuesday and Wednesday. High temperatures will hold in the mid to upper 60s Sunday through Friday.

7 day forecast for Anchorage.
7 day forecast for Anchorage.(Melissa Frey)

Have a great weekend and don’t forget the Xtratufs in Seward and Whittier!

-Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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