ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - As students return to classes Monday morning across Anchorage and the Mat-Su Borough, temperatures will be cold. Wind chills will be colder.
Between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. Monday air temperatures will range from 2 degrees Fahrenheit along the Hillside in Anchorage to -16F degrees in Wasilla. Wind chills at that same time will hit between 10 and 15 below across Anchorage and as low as -35F in Wasilla.
Ambient air temperatures continue to be intensely cold in Interior and Northern Alaska. Sunday temperatures near Fortymile are at -49F. Fairbanks will see a low between -30F and -35F with possible wind chills down to -43F.
The cold temperatures in the Interior will continue through Tuesday.
A Wind Chill Advisory for the northwest coast of the state will go into effect Monday at noon and last until noon Wednesday with wind chills expected to -50F.
Another Advisory is in place for the Deltana and Tanana Flats with wind chills to -45F near Delta Junction - that advisory goes into effect Monday morning and lasts until noon Tuesday.
Thompson Pass outside of Valdez is also under a Wind Chill Advisory with wind chills possible from -40F to -55F degrees.
There is also a Wind Chill Advisory for White Pass through Monday at 9 a.m. for wind chills to -35F degrees.