One more day to deal with rain and winds

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While under cloudy early rainy skies Friday Anchorage warms to near 43 degrees.

The trough of low pressure over southern Alaska and the western Gulf will keep showers going through Friday morning and maybe even some snow as colder air sweeps down from the northwest lowering snow levels. More storms move close but stay in the Gulf limiting the reach to the coastal locations.

Today these storms will move eastward, and fairly strong winds from the north (Interior locations) will develop with storm force winds (39-54 mph) to be expected with these systems precipitation will taper off and will end from west to east later in the day through Saturday morning in Southcentral as a whole.

The winds will diminish through the day Saturday as the low-pressure storms move well out of the area and the pressure differences start to balance out. The sun comes out over the weekend on Saturday and Sunday before storms move close to send clouds our way once again.

For the extended forecast an active weather pattern is expected for the start of next week. There is high confidence that Typhoon Hagibis (as a weakened non-tropical storm) will undergo a move into the north Pacific and then into the Bering Sea thus impacting the western and central Aleutians late Sunday through Monday as a fairly strong storm.

Cloudy and rainy early on Friday with a high of 43 degrees. Friday night we drop down to 30 degrees with mostly cloudy skies and winds out of the north from 10-15 mph along with 25 mph gusts.

Sunny skies in Anchorage on Saturday with a high of 43 degrees. Saturday night we will be clear with patchy freezing fog.

Looking ahead, Anchorage will be mostly sunny on Sunday with a high of 43 degrees with early patchy freezing fog.

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