A shortwave trough is rippling through the state and is headed for the Canadian border tonight. While snow is not expected to be heavy around the state, accumulations up to 3 or 4 inches are possible in Southcentral and the Interior, especially over western slopes of higher terrain.
Temps are dropping as a high pressure ridge continues to build over the Bering. Highs will be near 10 below along the Slope and the west coast will struggle to get above zero. The Interior will top out in the singel digits and teens with snow showers through tonight, at least in the eastern Interior.
Snow showers will remain over Southcentral through the evening hours with isolated showers overnight. Expect highs from the lower 20s to near 30.
The Mat Su has seen several inches of snow since yesterday. Locally 2 to 4 inches is possible today before tapering off tonight.
In Southeast, rain and snow showers are likely with little to no snow accumulations. Highs will push into the upper 30s in most areas.
As the shortwave weakens and moves east, colder air and clearing skies will settle in over a good chunk of the state as the ridge builds in.
Colder and sunnier days will be short-lived. Another potent low will bring warmer temps, strong winds, and rain and snow into Alaska Saturday through Wednesday.