Widespread rain as the week comes to a close

Up to an inch and a half is possible for parts of Southcentral Alaska
Published: Aug. 26, 2022 at 6:51 AM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - While the dry weather was appreciated for much of Thursday, widespread rain has made a return to the region. As of 6 a.m. this morning, many areas along the Kenai Peninsula have already seen upwards, if not more than, a quarter of an inch of rain.

This rainfall accumulation will only increase through the day, as the rain becomes heavy at times. This will primarily be during the afternoon hours when a new low forms just to our south. As the low moves into Prince William Sound, it will open the door for heavier rain to spread across the region.

On average, many locations will see 0.25 to 0.75 inches of rain; the only exception will be Prince William Sound. It’s here where over an inch of rain is possible into the night. While the heaviest rain will gradually shift to the east into the weekend, the chance for some showers still lingers across the region. We’ll easily see more dry time into Saturday, but scattered showers will still be expected.

Starting Sunday and through at least the middle of next week, many areas will see significantly drier conditions. We’ll still be under an active weather pattern for the state, but most of the rain will stay confined to coastal regions.

As a result of the rain and clouds over the weekend, high temperatures will likely stay in the 50s. In fact, as August draws to a close, we’ll see very little in the way of warmth. It’s possible we could see one or two more days this month where temperatures manage to climb into the mid 60s.

Rain moves into Southeast Alaska and becomes widespread over the next few days, where several inches are possible for some.

Have a wonderful Friday!