As new snow falls, avalanche danger increases in Hatcher & Turnagain Passes

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - With new snow falling in Southcentral Alaska, and sticking at the higher elevations, those looking for a late-season backcountry outing still need to beware of avalanche conditions.

There is considerable avalanche danger above 3,500 feet and 2,500 to 3,500 feet in Hatcher Pass while below 2,500 feet, the conditions will be moderate.

We are looking at moderate conditions in Turnagain Pass above 2,500 feet and low danger from 1,000 to 2,500 feet with no rating below 1,000 feet.

Early storms weaken on Thursday but more storms move in Thursday night.

In Anchorage, we will be cloudy after some early snow with a high of 39 degrees Thursday.

Then we drop down to 30 degrees overnight with a 60 percent chance of rain and snow Thursday night as well as 1-2 inches of snow after Midnight.

There is a 50 percent chance of rain and snow Friday with a high of 37 degrees along with a low of 27 degrees.

Looking ahead we will be cloudy and will warm up to 41 degrees on Saturday.

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