Weather Alerts: Expect snow in Anchorage on Friday and Saturday

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow from 9 p.m. Friday to 12 p.m. Saturday. Areas affected are to include Anchorage, the Eastern Alaska Range and the Mat-Su Valley.

Anchorage can expect 4 to 8 inches of moderate snowfall. Along the mountains and East Anchorage will accumulate the most snow.

The Eastern Alaska Range can expect 15 to 20 inches of snow. NWS says to expect blowing snow at times, and south winds are to gust 45 to 55 mph.

The Matanuska Valley can expect 4 to 7 inches of moderate snowfall. However, the area towards Hatcher Pass can expect 9 to 12 inches of snow.

And the Susitna Valley can expect 5 to 9 inches of snow.

NWS says that all these areas are to expect poor visibility, of one half mile or less, at times. Due to travel difficulties and snow covered roads, use caution while driving.

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