A return of some sun but sub zero temperatures come back as well

Published: Jan. 14, 2020 at 10:47 AM AKST
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While under partly sunny skies Tuesday in Anchorage we will see a high near 5 degrees.

Clouds scatter over Southcentral as storms exit the area off to the southeast while high pressure builds over the Bering Sea. Temps start to drop Monday night into Tuesday (this) morning potentially into the negatives (and single digits) for most of Southcentral with the exception of Kodiak Island, Prince William Sound and coastal areas on the Kenai Peninsula. Fog development will be possible as clouds continue to clear and stable conditions set in.

A cooling trend will continue at least through Wednesday as high pressure builds to the north over the Alaska Canada Border sending cold air down from the north. Winds will pick up through Wednesday as cold air rushes down from the north through the usual mountain gaps and passes (Valdez waters, Resurrection Bay, Whittier, and the Copper River Delta). Cold wind chills of nearly 60 below could last until Wednesday morning for Thompson Pass. Wind chill temperatures could drop to 40 below for Broad Pass and the Matanuska Valley late Tuesday into Wednesday.

For the extended period, dry and cold conditions should continue across the southern mainland Thursday night through the beginning of next week with active weather mostly impacting the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska with winds, rain, and snow.

Partly sunny skies in Anchorage on Tuesday after some early snow flurries, temps near 10 degrees as well as early freezing fog. Temps will fall and our high during the afternoon should be around 5 degrees but we drop down to 2 degrees below zero overnight while under mostly clear skies.

Mostly sunny skies in Anchorage on Wednesday with a high of just 3 degrees. Clear Wednesday night with a low of -6 degrees below zero.

Partly cloudy skies on Tuesday in Anchorage as we warm up to a high of 5 degrees with areas of fog. Back down to 3 below on Tuesday night while under partly cloudy skies.

Looking ahead, Thursday we will be sunny with a high of 2 degrees along with wind gusts up to 20 mph.

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