Snow flurries not out of the question for the weekend

Active weather will keep temperatures on the warmer side as the weekend arrives
Published: Jan. 13, 2023 at 8:09 AM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - January has been largely quiet for much of the state and that trend will likely continue into the weekend.

While the stormy pattern remains to our south over the open waters, some upper-level waves are able to move into Southwest and Southcentral Alaska. As a result of this, daily chances for some light snow showers will remain in the forecast. Most areas that will see any precipitation will primarily be coastal regions, but with the nonstop active weather, some flurries could make it inland.

Even with the active weather in place, temperatures are remaining on the warmer side. Many of us have seen daily highs 5 to 10 degrees above average and that’s where we’ll stay through the first half of next week. The best chance for any areas of wintry mix or snow comes Saturday night into Sunday. This will primarily impact Prince William Sound and portions of the Kenai Peninsula, but as mentioned above some flurries could make it inland.

Following the weekend, the week ahead will be largely quiet. We’ll continue to see daily highs in the mid to upper 20s, with mostly cloudy skies sticking around. Southeast Alaska will also hold onto the neverending pattern of rain and snow moving into the region. The Panhandle can expect to see daily highs in the mid 30s, with isolated to scattered areas of wintry mix into next week.

Have a wonderful and safe weekend!