ANCHORAGE, Alaska—An upper level low that’s been lingering over the Alaska Panhandle is moving out of the way.
A shortwave associated with this system over the Copper River Basin is responsible for the snowfall on Wednesday.
A jet streak just off the west coast of the state is steering a low into Bristol Bay and bringing another shot of cold air to the Alaska Peninsula. Snow expected around Cold Bay once again today with about an inch expected to accumulate.
Some fairly weak high pressure developing in the Gulf of Alaska will bring some stronger winds to the Southcentral Region.
As the pressure gradient between the Aleutian low and this high pressure increases, so will the winds particularly in the gap areas, i.e., Turnagain Arm, Portage Valley, Knik Arm.
Winds along Turnagain Arm and the higher elevations around Anchorage will increase this afternoon into the evening with gusts to 60 mph by tonight. Those strong winds will continue through tomorrow night.