ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An upper trough is digging in over the state. It will settle into Southwest Alaska tonight, then remain stationary through Friday. At the surface, a broad low complex will bring warmer air and snow showers across the coastal regions along the Gulf of Alaska. The ingredients are there for a return to more seasonable temperatures and snow through the week. However, snow is not expected to be heavy, as limited moisture will not support it.
Cold and dry weather persist over the rest of the mainland. Highs will range from below zero along the Arctic Slope and West coast to single digits elsewhere. Expect more sunshine to the west.
The Aleutians and AK Peninsula will continue to deal with scattered to isolated showers with widely varying temperatures. North of a stationary front draped over the eastern Aleutians, Cold Bay is in the single digits. South of it in Unalaska, it is in the mid 30s.