Sunny breaks into the weekend

Thunderstorm and wildfire season is underway
Wildfires spark in the Interior while Southcentral stays cool
Published: Jun. 8, 2023 at 5:45 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Alaska is seeing broad low pressure linger through the Aleutians and Gulf of Alaska, and that pattern is keeping the state cloudy with plenty of moisture rotating up and through the state.

Southeasterly flow brought over 2.3 inches of rain to Portage, while Anchorage, saw just a trace of precipitation. Rainfall was 0.83 inches for Kodiak, and the north Gulf Coast community of Yakutat saw rain amounts reach 0.2 inches. But, there is some good news. Showers will decrease Friday afternoon, allowing for sunny breaks through the weekend in Anchorage and the Mat-Su valleys, keeping daytime highs in the 60s.

Thunderstorms and wildfires are also showing up over the Interior and Brooks Range. Rain is going to come down heavy at times through Saturday, so river levels will likely rise.

Thursday on the Dalton highway at mileposts 403-404, the Sag River eroded part of the roadbed, with traffic reduced to one lane as repairs were made.

Hot spot for today was Eagle with 81 degrees. The cold spot was Point Thomson with 28 degrees.