There are several synoptic features to consider today. Weak surface low pressure will persist in the northern and eastern Gulf of Alaska, which means expect more shower activity. Rain showers may mix in with snow this afternoon in SE with 1 to 3 inches of snow possible. Snow showers will be light and scattered for the most part in Southcentral. Even still, 1 to 3 inches is possible along Cook Inlet and in PWS. Gray skies will stick around for the southern coastal regions.
Elsewhere, light morning snow showers are likely for the eastern half of the Interior. Denali Park has reported snow this morning. Fairbanks and areas to the east may pick up a light accumulation before showers taper to flurries tonight. Highs will be chilly---look for a range from 5 below to 10 above.
The West and Slope is where the bitter cold air resides. Air temps will range from -25 to -35 along the Arctic Slope to near or below zero along the western shores with wind chills as cold as 50 below. Skies will be partly cloudy skies.
Scattered to isolated snow and rain showers can be anticipated for the next couple days before big changes arrive by Thursday. A robust storm looks to add to already record-levels snows in Southcentral by Friday and continue through the weekend.
In Anchorage, 4 to 8 inches is likely this weekend with higher amounts possible. According to model guidance, all the ingredients are in place by Friday for ANOTHER hefty snowstorm. Please keep up on this potential for heavy snow returning late week at ktuu.com and on the Channel 2 Weather Facebook page.