Freezing rain headed for Southcentral on Sunday
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for freezing rain that is expected to fall from the Susitna Valley to the Western Kenai Peninsula.
The Western Kenai Peninsula is under the Winter Weather Advisory from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Sunday.
“Expect periods of light freezing rain to develop around noon tomorrow with the most likely areas of ice accumulation over and to the west of Soldotna,” the advisory said.
Anchorage, Eagle River, Indian and Eklutna are under a similar Winter Weather Advisory from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Sunday.
“Slow down and use caution while traveling. Prepare for possible power outages,” the advisory said.
The Matanuska Valley is under a Winter Weather Advisory from 3 p.m. until midnight on Sunday, as is the Susitna Valley.
“Freezing rain expected,” the advisory said. “Expect periods of light freezing rain to develop late Sunday afternoon, primarily from the Talkeetna cutoff south to Willow.”
Precipitation may change over to light rain late Sunday evening, then back to an icy mix of freezing rain and sleet just in time for the Monday morning commute. All of this will cause a fresh glaze of ice on area roads and bridges. Plan on plenty of extra travel time, use caution, and allow for extra braking distance, especially at intersections, bridges/overpasses, as well as on and-off-ramps, in order to safely reach your destination.
Colder temperatures are expected by Tuesday that any lingering, but widely scattered, if not isolated, moisture will fall as snow showers with no significant accumulation expected.
Right now, Thanksgiving looks quiet, but cold, under a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the low to middle 20s.
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