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Wet and breezy across Southcentral Alaska as the week comes to a close

High avalanche danger for the region, as higher elevations see heavy snow
Published: Mar. 25, 2022 at 6:41 AM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Breezy winds have headlined a large part of this week across Southcentral Alaska, as a series of lows have pinwheeled through the gulf.

The wind is keeping widespread rain impacting Prince William Sound and southern portions of the Kenai Peninsula. Meanwhile, the rest of Southcentral is dealing with isolated to scattered activity, with breezy winds sticking around through the day.

The low, which is pulling off to the northwest, will weaken through the day. As it does, we’ll see rain and snow come to an end across Southcentral and Southeast Alaska. This will open the door for a beautiful weekend, with a mixture of sun and clouds expected. While some areas of Southcentral will see breezy conditions for the first part of the weekend, the overall trend is quieter and drier weather across the region.

The National Weather Service issued an avalanche warning at the request of the Chugach National...
The National Weather Service issued an avalanche warning at the request of the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center through 6 a.m. Saturday.(Alaska's News Source)

While we’re drying out, the Aleutians are gearing up for winter weather. A winter storm watch will go into effect for the Eastern Aleutians from Sunday morning into Monday. While a few inches of snow can be expected, the greatest impacts will come in the form of windy conditions and reduced visibility as the low barrels through the Aleutians. Eventually, the low will move into the Gulf of Alaska, which will mark the return for active weather into next week.

For now, enjoy the warmer conditions. Daily highs will top out in the 40s, with overnight lows in the 30s.

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