Very cold dry weather sticks around for one more day around the lion's share of the state. Wind chills from 20 to 60 below will plague the west, Interior and North. Southcentral will be cold this morning then warm into the 20s and 30s with mostly to partly sunny skies.
Fortunately, a warm up is coming to all areas of the state. The most intense warm up will be over the Aleutians and AK Peninsula, where temps will top 40 degrees by tomorrow. Bethel, for example, has been as cold as -25 this morning, but will warm into the single digits later today, then the 20s tomorrow.
The warm up is associated with a fetch of subtropical air being draw north by a strong low pressure system moving into the Bering Sea. Blizzards, strong winds, and rain are likely over the Aleutians today, the Southwest mainland tonight, and the rest of western and Southcentral Alaska tomorrow.
A Blizzard Warning is in effect beginning at 10 am for the Pribilofs Islands. A Blizzard Warning is posted for Bristol Bay and the Kuskokwim Delta beginning this evening. The Yukon Delta and lower valley is under a Winter Storm Watch late tonight and tomorrow morning. Northward, a Blizzard Watch is posted for the Bering Strait and St. Lawrence Island late tonight and tomorrow morning.
One more day of beautiful sunshine will grace Anchorage and surrounding areas. However, clouds will increase tomorrow and snow becomes likely by tomorrow evening. The storm will have weakened considerably by then, so expect snow totals of only 1 to 3 inches in town through Saturday with higher amounts down Turnagain Arm.
We should push toward the snow record in the coming days, with snow chances the end the week and throughout much of the coming work week.