Some good sun but temps really drop later today

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - While under partly sunny skies Friday in Anchorage we will see a high near 9 degrees.

Colder temperatures are expected Friday and right through the weekend as cold air moves from the Interior and heads south to the Gulf of Alaska. We can expect gusty wind conditions through our channeled terrain with the strongest winds through our common areas such as Seward, Thompson Pass, Whittier, Matanuska Valley, Broad Pass and the Copper river Delta. Mostly dry conditions are expected for inland locations and the western Gulf, with isolated to scattered snow showers across the northeastern Gulf.

The next wave of storms to watch out for develop across the eastern Gulf late Saturday, taking a slow northwest track through Sunday. Increased snow chances along the northeast Gulf coast on Sunday as weather models all show the outskirts of some low-pressure storms pushing to Cordova in the morning.

For the extended forecast, looking at the big picture, expect low pressure over the Gulf of Alaska and south of the Aleutians with a dense cold air mass building up over the mainland. Below-average temperatures will continue for western Alaska and Southcentral Alaska. This setup will result in enhanced gap winds through the coastal mountains with precipitation mainly along the coastal regions of the Gulf

Partly sunny skies in Anchorage on Friday with a high of 9 degrees. Mostly cloudy Friday evening as we drop down to -8 degrees below zero.

Mostly cloudy skies in Anchorage on Saturday with a high of just 1 degree. Mostly cloudy skies Saturday night with a low of -12 degrees below zero.

Looking ahead, Sunday we will be under mostly cloudy skies with a high of just -2 degrees below but we drop down to 14 below on Sunday night.

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