After weeks of warm and sunny weather over much of the mainland, frosty temperatures are on the way.
Single digit temperatures have been observed this morning in northwest Alaska. This cold air mass is moving south and east and will gradually spread in over most of the state by tomorrow. The exception will be in PWS eastward into the SE Panhandle, where highs will remain in the 40s and 50s through the week.
Highs will reach the low to mid 50s across the Inlet region today but only top out in the 40s tomorrow. 30s and 40s in the Interior today will cool to 20s and 30s tomorrow.
Norton Sound and the Seward Peninsula will only warm into the teens and 20s today. Low clouds along the coast and isolated flurries are possible.
Mostly clear and mild weather will persist most of the day in Southwest Alaska south of the Kuskokwim River with 40s for highs. Clouds will increase and temps drop tonight with a colder day coming up tomorrow.
As far as precipitation goes, rain showers are likely throughout the SE Panhandle. Scattered to isolated rain and snow showers are also possible in the eastern Interior, including Fairbanks and surrounding areas. Southcentral will be dry for the most part.
Rain and snow showers are possible in Anchorage and the Valley this week, but are not likely. Tuesday night, Thursday and Friday are the most likely time periods to see a shower or two, especially along the mountains, but even at these times, it is a slight risk.