By: Mitch Sego
Channel 2 Weather
10:44 AM AKDT, July 23, 2012
Two main upper level features remain over the state. One upper low is centered near McGrath while another is weakening as it moves over the Aleutians. The combination of these is maintaining a southerly flow aloft over the mainland, with clouds and scattered showers continuing within this moist flow.
The good news for rain-wearied parts of Alaska is that a brief stint of dryer and clearer weather is on tap for midweek.
We already observing drying along the far west coast in response to an emerging upper ridge. This ridge will strengthen somewhat tomorrow and continue to press into mainland Alaska by Wednesday. As a result, expect a warming trend for most of the state this week.
Dry but mostly to partly cloudy skies will remain in SE today. Look for highs in the 50s and 60s. The best chance for rain will be across the northern Panhandle.
Expect clouds and showers in Southcentral and the Interior with highs ranging from the 50s near the coastline to 70s inland.
Periods of sun and dry weather is expected for the West Coast and Southwest with highs in the 50s.
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