A wet start to the Alaska State Fair

Nearly 5 inches of rain has fallen across parts of Southcentral Alaska this month
Published: Aug. 19, 2022 at 6:46 AM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Scattered rain showers are rolling this morning across much of Southcentral Alaska, as we continue to remain locked into a wet and cooler weather pattern. While only three days this month have seen dry conditions, looking ahead we’ll see a decent amount of dry time into next week. We’ve got to get through the next 48 hours before we begin to see drier conditions building back into the region.

While the activity is scattered this morning, widespread rain returns into the afternoon and evening hours for Southcentral. The rain will move from southwest to northeast through the day, with an additional 0.25 to 0.50 inches of rain for inland regions. Coastal regions will easily see an additional 1 to 2 inches of rain into Saturday. You’ll want to watch area waterways as they continue to swell from the neverending saga of rain this month.

While rain looks to stick around through Sunday, we’ll see the widespread precipitation become more scattered in the coming days. As a result, temperatures will once again begin warming back into the low to mid 60s. It’s possible that starting Sunday afternoon and through the first part of next week, we see some decent dry time. While rain will still be evident for coastal regions, inland areas look to see some dry time. Soak it up, because rain will make a return through the middle to end of next week.

If you have any plans to head to the Alaska State Fair, budget some time in for the rain. While the fair will start off with wet weather, there are signs that as we welcome in September, we’ll be drier and warmer.

Have a wonderful weekend!