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Sunshine returns to parts of Southcentral Alaska, with rapid snowmelt in Interior

Temperatures climb back into the mid 50s as the week draws to a close
Published: May. 4, 2022 at 6:52 AM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Scattered showers are still being seen across coastal regions of Southcentral Alaska, while inland areas will see the return to some sunshine. The area of low pressure to our south will still influence our weather at least through today, with drier conditions returning for Southcentral and Southeast Alaska as the week draws to a close.

With sunshine expected to return, temperatures will rebound back into the low to mid-50s over the coming days. While we do stay on the drier side the rest of this week, Anchorage is only seeing a deficit of just over three-tenths of an inch of rain since April. While it’s not abnormally dry for the region, the dry spell has led to several areas seeing dusty conditions, as winds increase through the afternoon hours.

Meanwhile, through Interior and Southwest Alaska, rapid snowmelt continues. The above-average flood potential on many area rivers remains, due to the snowpack and possible ice jams. The Kuskokwim River at Crooked Creek remains under a flood watch through Sunday evening, as flooding is being monitored due to a potential ice jam.

Stay alert in the coming days, as ice jam floodings bring high uncertainty on rivers across the state.

Enjoy the sunshine!

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