Today will be a transition day for Southcentral. Increasing high clouds this morning, lowering clouds by afternoon, then isolated showers of rain and snow overnight will give way to a good chance of light showers by tomorrow. Temps will remain close to seasonal averages with highs generally in the low 40s. Seward is in for a gorgeous day---highs should top out in the low 50s.
The upper ridge that delivered our recent days of sunshine has moved east. The SE Panhandle will be the recipient of sunny skies and warm temps today. Highs will be in the 40s to mid 50s.
Meanwhile, a weak upper jet is transporting moisture up from the south into SW Alaska. Snow is likely this morning around Bethel and the Lower Kuskokwim, Bristol Bay, and the AK Peninsula. 1 to 3 inches is expected.
As warmer air arrives this afternoon, snow will change to or mix with rain south of a line from Kipnuk to Iliamna. Moisture will then spread east and north through the overnight.
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow up to 6 inches is posted for parts of the Western Interior, including Galena and McGrath. Snow will intensify late tonight and continue through Thursday.
In Anchorage and the Valley, rain and snow showers become likely early tomorrow morning and persist into Thursday night. Showers, for the most part, are not expected to be heavy or widespread, so accumulating snows should remain light. Highs will be near 40 to the low 40s with lows near 30.
Periods of sun return for Friday and Saturday as the upper level disturbance weakens and moves out of the area.
Easter Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a chance at showers during the PM hours throughout Southcentral.