There are several weak low centers at the surface across Alaska. Closed-lows exist over the Outer Aleutians and Siberia. Thermally-induced lows over the Interior and the Yukon Territory remain. A short-wave disturbance in SE is diminishing.
Associated with each of these features is cloud cover and showers. The heaviest rain today will be in the northern Panhandle and the Interior, where isolated thunderstorms in response to daytime heating could lead to brief heavy showers and gusty winds to 30 mph.
We also have to talk about weak ridging in the North Pacific that extends into SW Alaska. Coastal fog will be locally dense this morning, then begin to erode as temps warm to near 60.
The warmest highs will be in the northeastern Interior. Fort Yukon will reach the low 70s. Otherwise, expect upper 60s to near 70 in the Interior.
SE will stay in the 50s to near 60 with showers to the north but mostly cloudy and dry conditions for the southern end of the region.
Southcentral will have 50s and 60s. Partly to mostly cloudy skies with isolated PM showers are in store for most areas. However, the eastern Kenai will be clear this morning with a few building clouds by afternoon.
A similar pattern is shaping up for the weekend. Easterly waves will transport moisture into Southcentral from time to time. Therefore, we have to keep a chance of showers and mostly cloudy skies in the forecast. Have a wonderful weekend!