ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Ice skating rinks are being found all over town this morning---they're called side streets. Please keep it very slow and avoid inclines if at all possible, especially if you don't have 4-wheel drive.
The weekend rain and wind event is a thing of the past, however, mild temperatures remain. Near freezing readings during the morning hours will make for a combination of icy and wet roadways. Through the day, temperatures will dip below freezing with a chance of snow tonight. Responsible for the snow tonight is a shortwave disturbance rippling through the base of an upper trough over the Bering Sea. It is a weak feature, but strong enough to increase snow chances over Southcentral. Snow is already falling associated with it over the Alaska Peninsula and Bristol Bay.
The shortwave will push through quickly. Another, more robust low is rapidly develop today over the Aleutians and will swing it's way into Southcentral tomorrow, bringing with it another shot at rain and snow and gusty gap winds in Southcentral. Turnagain Arm and the Upper Hillside of Anchorage may see 50 to 60 mph gusts. That storm passes quickly, and finally, by Wednesday, calm returns. Relatively quiet weather will persist through the weekend.