ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The sun is shining brightly for most of the Interior and the West. A weak upper flow continue to transport dry air and limit convective instability. Thus, showers and thunderstorms building into the afternoon will be far and few between. Highs will reach the 70s inland and 50s and 60s near the coast.
One exception to the sunshine is in NW Alaska. A weak disturbance is riding over an upper ridge in the Bering Sea and bringing a few clouds to that part of the state along with isolated showers.
A robust low pressure system is moving east over the Pacific just south of Alaska. Clouds have reached as far north as the Aleutians and Kodiak Island. While strong winds from 25 to 50 mph are likely in these areas, it is the SE Panhandle that will pick up the bulk of the rain from this massive storm.