The Seward Highway could see more than two feet of snow on Wednesday

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Anchorage, Alaska (KTUU) Heavy snow is expected today and continuing into Friday for the Eastern Turnagain Arm, Turnagain Pass, and south to around Moose Pass along the Seward Highway.

A low pressure storm is moving in from the Gulf of Alaska and is expected to drop 2 to 3 feet of snow in the mountains, with up to 2 feet of snow along The Seward Highway Corridor from Turnagain Pass south to Moose Pass.

Temperatures will warm enough at sea level for snow to transition into rain. Avalanche Danger will be increasing in the mountains during this time.

Travel will be difficult in mountainous areas due to the heavy snow and will be difficult at sea level due to slick roads from rain falling on top of snow.

Please use caution if you need to drive, especially along The Seward Highway.

A continued surge of warmer and wetter storms are expected into the weekend bringing continued heavy precipitation.

Back in Anchorage, we stay dry for Wednesday, with temperatures in the upper 30's.

We warm up to 36 degrees while under partly sunny skies on Tuesday.

Then down to 27 degrees tonight with 40 mph wind gusts after Midnight in higher elevations while under cloudy skies.

For tomorrow we will be under cloudy skies with a high of 41 degrees as well as 30 mph wind gusts along Turnagain Arm.

Looking ahead we drop down to 28 degrees Wednesday night before we warm up to 41 degrees on Thursday with a 70 percent chance for rain and snow showers.

Iditarod Weather:

a] Nome 31/20 cloudy with an 80 percent chance of less than half of an inch of snow (< 1/2") mainly before 10 am with winds out of the east at around 15 mph with 25 mph gusts. (Wednesday 3:00 am)

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