A dry start to the Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

Rain falls on southwest Alaska, dry elsewhere
Published: Jul. 1, 2022 at 7:07 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - As Alaska grapples with very dry and hot weather heading into the Fourth of July weekend, there is some rain to report. The wet weather started over the Alaska Peninsula Thursday and by Friday, the rain was hitting mainland locations.

A ridge of high pressure holds over mainland areas into the southeast panhandle. The weather pattern will likely stay like this for the weekend so the rainforest region of the state will see warm, dry conditions from extended sunny periods.

Sunny and 70s is the same basic forecast for much of Southcentral Alaska. The exception would be on the south end of the Kenai Peninsula, where some rain may fall.

Dire fire conditions have seen the continuation of Red Flag Fire Weather Warnings for parts of Southwest Alaska and the Interior. A dense smoke advisory from Western Alaska to the Interior.

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