NWS: Enjoy the heat while it lasts

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - According to meteorologists with the National Weather Service, the record-breaking temperatures Alaska has experienced all summer may be cooling down next week.

“Recently, we broke the highest number of days of 70-degree weather here in Anchorage. 43 days,” Tim Markle, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said.

Markle said that a storm system, which is currently bringing rain to Fairbanks, will move south over the weekend. He said it may not necessarily bring rain, but could bring colder, windier temperatures.

“Fall is on our doorstep as we start to see some grayer skies,” he said. “Some chances of precipitation are around the corner.”

He said for those that have procrastinated on a camping or fishing trip, this weekend may be the time to get out of the house.

“Knowing that there is a pattern change right around the corner next week, this might be at least the last sunny weekend for south central,” he said.

People enjoying a slightly overcast Tuesday at Westchester Lagoon said that they were happy to see previews of fall weather.

Although, they wish they might have taken advantage of the warmth.

“If you have a chance to go out in the summer,” said Sara Charles from Eagle River. She regretted not getting out with her kayak more.

“Don’t wait. Don’t wait like me. Go out, it’s beautiful.”

“I think that we’ve had a great summer,” said Arron O’Callaghan, who was visiting the park with a coworker. “So when fall comes around, we’ll be ready for it.”

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