If you were up early this morning in Anchorage, you might have figured we are in for a soaking wet day. Not so fast...
An easterly wave swung through Southcentral last night bringing widespread, steady rain to the Inlet region. An area of rain will sag southwest along the Inlet and clear Kenai and Soldotna later this morning. Skies will partially clear this afternoon and temps will push into the low 60s.
A stalled upper low over the northern Gulf of Alaska is drawing moisture onshore in SE. Some of this moisture is wrapping into the Interior and being enhanced by weak thermal troughing extending from Canada into our state. Some of the showers will hold together as they move to the west over the Interior. Light showers are possible all the way to the west coast.
Expect another day of clouds and showers in the SE Panhandle. Highs will be in the 50s.
Mostly cloudy skies and showery conditions will remain throughout the Interior with highs in the 60s to low 70s.
A few light showers will hug the Southwest coast. Highs in SW will approach 60, with partial sunshine and 60s inland.
A weak high pressure ridge exists over the southern Bering Sea. It will get squashed to the south as it moves east into the Gulf tonight. As it nears Southcentral, several hours of sunshine become possible in Anchorage and the rest of the urban corridor tomorrow. In general, mostly cloudy skies and isolated showers will be the rule for the Bowl through the weekend with highs continuing in the 60s.