ANCHORAGE, Alaska — I want to encourage you to view the video forecast from this morning on the weather page here at ktuu.com for more details on the potential for our first official snow in Anchorage. The timing is less than ideal with the Halloween weekend approaching and it could have some travel and trick-or-treating impacts, so make sure you are prepared for the threat of snowy weather.
There are a couple of storms impacting the state today. One will exit the SE Panhandle this afternoon, but not after dumping heavy rain, mountain snow, and very strong winds gusting to 75 mph this morning. If you live in SE, you are in for some very wet days. In fact, rain is likely every day through the middle of next week.
Another storm is less impressive but will intensify slightly over the next 48 hours as it moves into the Gulf of AK. It is currently over the southern Bering Sea. Showers will fall over the Aleutians and the SW Mainland. Snow is a possibility for inland regions. Behind this storm, winds will become very strong. Shemya and Adak should brace for gusts up to 80 mph today.