By: Mitch Sego
Channel 2 Weather
7:36 AM AKDT, April 16, 2012
Southeasterly flow over the Gulf of Alaska around an area of low pressure will keep clouds and showers around today for the SE Panhandle, PWS, the eastern Kenai Peninsula, Kodiak, and the Alaska Peninsula. The low is centered south of Kodiak Island.
Areas south and east of mountain ranges (within upsloped regions) will pick up the lions share of the moisture. This includes Ketchikan, Cordova, Seward, and Whittier.
Areas west of the mountains (downsloped regions) are in for mostly to partly cloudy skies and mainly dry conditions. This includes Anchorage, Wasilla, Palmer, Kenai and Soldotna.
Highs will be in the 40s and 50s in southern Alaska. From Cold Bay westward into the Aleutians, cooler 30s and isolated showers are likely.
Meanwhile, near record warmth will return today to the Interior. Widespread 50s with partly to mostly sunny skies will grace the Fairbanks area, Delta Junction, Eielson AFB, Healy, and Central. Last weekend saw temps near 60 in North Pole. It is not out of the question that a few spots could reach 60 again today, which would likely bring down a few records for high temperatures.
This is a nice Spring pattern for us. And it will persist all week long.
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