Partly to mostly cloudy skies in Southcentral could lead to few snow flakes or rain drops. A few echoes indicating light, isolated showers are showing up on radar imagery. The upper disturbance and cold front responsible for the clouds and spotty showers is, in general, moisture-starved. As a result, whatever precipitation falls in Alaska today will be light.
An upper level trough and embedded low will dig over the Bering Sea and western Alaska through the week. Therefore, unsettled and chilly will persist through this coming weekend.
Cold air will continue to spill into Southcentral and the Interior today. It is already unseasonably cold out West and Slope, where highs are again expected to be in the teens and 20s. Flurries are possible through tonight.
There is a warm side to this upper disturbance. That is over the SE Panhandle and the Alcan. Highs will be in the 40s and low 50s. Mainly gray skies and rain showers are likely.
In Anchorage, cooler temps are forecast today and tomorrow with some improvement by late week. Expect highs in the 40s and lows into the 20s to near 30. Sensitive vegetation may need to be covered or brought indoors tonight and tomorrow night. There is a slight chance of sprinkles and flurries this evening and overnight, especially along the mountains.
The Mat Su could see a few very light rain or snow showers with no snow accumulation expected.
Plan on chillier afternoon for the next two days, then a little warmer but grayer weather for the weekend.