3.3 inches of snow are needed in Sand Lake to break the snow record. While snow, some of it moderate to heavy, will fall this morning into the afternoon, we will likely come up short of the record.
Since temperatures are hovering near or above freezing, snow will be slow to accumulate. It may mix with rain in some areas. Expect anywhere from a dusting to 3 inches in Anchorage, with the highest amounts expected along the Upper Hillside.
Expect steady snow and rain this morning in Anchorage, then scattered showers this afternoon. Scattered to isolated snow showers are still possible tonight and Saturday morning with a threat of light accumulations.
Snow and rain are likely to continue in the Mat Su, also. A trace to 2 inches are possible through the afternoon.
Drier air and clearing skies over the Inlet region move in Saturday afternoon. Partly cloudy skies and temps back into the 40s will make for a lovely Easter Sunday.
Elsewhere, PWS will see another day of rain and wet snow. Around Valdez, snow may be heavy. Up to 8 inches in town are likely but Thompson Pass will total 1 to 2 feet from this storm.
Bright sunshine and highs near 50 will grace the SE Panhandle. Partial sunshine is in store for the west and northwest coastal regions. Mostly cloudy skies can be expected for Southwest.
A cold front is draped from north to south over the middle of the state. To the west, single digits and teens are forecast. To the east of the front, 30s and 40s will persist.
Use caution on roadways today and tonight. Slick or slushy spots will develop, especially on shaded surfaces. But don't let today's snow put a kink in your Easter plans. This will all be a distant memory by Sunday.
Have a blessed Good Friday and Easter.