ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The talk this morning is not about the weather---it's all about the sensational aurora that graced Alaskan skies last night. Even in urban areas, pale green striations were seen into the early morning hours.
Skies remained partly to mostly clear over Southwest, Southcentral and the West, allowing for excellent viewing of the Northern Lights. And sunshine will persist across the west coast and Bristol Bay region. Clouds will build in over the Cook Inlet region this afternoon and overnight, but little to no snow is expected.
Snow will continue in eastern PWS, the Copper River Basin, and the far northern Panhandle. Rain is still falling in SE, after 1 to nearly 3 inches since yesterday morning. Showers of rain, mixing tonight with snow, are in store for all of the Panhandle today.
Very cold and dry weather continues along the North Slope and NW AK. Cold winds will blow over St. Lawrence Island, reducing wind chills to close to 50 below.