ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The upper trough that brought cold and wet weather to much of the state over the last week is weakening as it moves east into Canada and the SE Panhandle. Rain showers and cool temps associated with the trough will remain for today in SE.
The big story around the state is the warm and dry air mass that is building in. An upper ridge of high pressure is strengthening over western Alaska. It will nudge eastward and anchor itself over the mainland tomorrow. Temperatures will warm in nearly all areas beginning today. Highs will range from the 40s in the west to 50s to near 60 in Southcentral.
A healthy dose of sunshine is also expected. The exception, at least this morning, will be over the central and eastern Interior, where the upper trough is tilting from SE AK back into the Interior. Clouds and scattered showers will keep Interior temps in the 50s. Periods of sun are more likely later this afternoon or evening.