Dry, arctic air continues to spill southward over the state ahead of and beneath a slow-moving upper ridge. Another day of bitter cold is in store for the North Slope and West. Air temperatures and wind chills will be close to where they were yesterday.
By Friday, the ridge will be centered over eastern Alaska, allowing troughing to begin to nudge into the West. Moist, southerly flow returns, bringing warmer temps and snow showers to all of the west coast of the state and, by Friday evening, into Southcentral.
Scattered to isolated snow and rain showers are possible over the southern SE Panhandle and the Aleutians. Aside from that, dry weather is expected today and tomorrow. Clouds backing in from the Yukon Territory will bring a few flurries to the eastern Interior.
Stay warm and continue to protect yourself from the frigid winds if you live along the west coast or Slope. Warmer weather is just a couple days away.