ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Quiet, cold weather hangs on over almost all of the state. The West, Interior, Slope, Southwest, and Southcentral region all look to be chillier than average by some 10 to 25 degrees. Along with the cold will come sunshine---mostly to partly sunny skies will be widespread.
The eastern Interior and Panhandle can expect mostly cloudy to cloudy skies and isolated showers this morning, then slight clearing and drier weather in the afternoon.
A large storm system over the outer Aleutians is rapidly weakening as it tracks to the east-southeast over the Aleutian chain. Blizzard conditions may exist until 10 am in the Pribilofs. Rain and snow will become showery later this morning as the front falls apart and pushes into the Dutch Harbor area. Winds will gust to 40 mph.
Changes are coming through the rest of the week to Southcentral. Several small surface lows in the north Pacific and Gulf of Alaska will interact with an upper trough which will start to dig in over the state tomorrow and persist throughout the week. This upper level trough will provide needed lift in the atmosphere in order for snow showers to become more likely. Showers are possible Tuesday through Friday. In Anchorage, heavy snow accumulations are a minimal threat. However, at least a couple inches are possible through the week, cutting into the 6.6 inches needed to break the snow record.