ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Calm weather has returned to mainland Alaska, thanks to a high pressure ridge building in from the Southwest. Lingering snow showers will bring light accumulations to the eastern half of the state before clearing late. The Panhandle will continue with scattered snow and rain showers with a couple inches near Juneau today. Southcentral will see decreasing low clouds and fog from southwest to northeast throughout the day with all precipitation tapering off this afternoon.
The trouble spot will be the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutians. A robust low is spinning it's way over the central Aleutians into the Bering. The front ahead of it is pushing it's way into Bristol Bay. Winds will gusts to 80 near Adak and the Priblofs this morning before moderating somewhat later. The front will flatten out and weaken as it runs into the ridge. Thus, clouds may increase toward Southwest today and overnight in Southcentral but moisture will be severely limited.