Early fog and clouds that both start to move off today

Published: Nov. 8, 2019 at 12:04 PM AKST
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While under partly cloudy skies Friday Anchorage warms to near 43 degrees.

A series of storms will lead to scattered showers continuing across Southcentral through Friday morning. These will gradually taper off by Friday afternoon as a ridge of high pressure tracks towards the south stemming from the Arctic, leading to high pressure developing over the Yukon Territory.

This will bring partial clearing to much of the region as well as cooler Saturday morning low temperatures over the Copper River Basin. Gusty winds out of the northeast will also be possible in terrain gaps. The lone exception to this overall upcoming pattern will be Kodiak Island which will continue to see rain from persistent airflow out of the east from the Gulf.

For the extended period, the low approaching the Gulf of Alaska from the south Sunday is expected to move to the North Gulf Coast through Tuesday morning as it weakens. The low will be centered roughly 460 miles south of Dutch Harbor (a harbor on Amaknak Island in Unalaska).

Early fog while under mostly cloudy skies in Anchorage Friday but we turn partly cloudy as we warm up to 43 degrees. Some early light drizzle here and there with 30 mph winds along Turnagain Arm as well as in higher elevations that lessen to 10 mph Friday afternoon. Friday night we drop down to 35 degrees while under mostly clear skies with winds out of the north at 15 mph.

Partly cloudy Saturday as we warm up to 39 degrees for a high temperature while winds blow out of the north at 15 mph. Saturday night we will be mostly cloudy as we drop down to 34 degrees.

Looking ahead, Anchorage will be mostly cloudy on Sunday with a high temperature of 38 degrees.

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