ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – I’d like to think that when the sun finally broke through the lingering cloud cover on Sunday afternoon, somewhere there was a choir going, “Ahhhhhhhhh! I even received a few text messages and verbal comments “thank you for the nice weather tonight”. It doesn’t take much to brighten the spirits, at least this time.
This big sunny break sent temperatures soaring to 63 degrees at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, which was the normal high temperature for August 28. thunderstorms. Several lightning strikes were detected by doppler radar over parts of the Susitna Valley from Wasilla to Talkeetna.
Showers become very isolated overnight, but in places along large bodies of water and other valleys, fog is expected to form early in the morning. Low visibilities due to fog are the only issue expected for Monday morning with a mix of sun and cloud for the afternoon and temperatures again near normal in the lower 60s.
We are getting a dose of sunshine from earlier on Tuesday, before the clouds thicken and subside ahead of the next storm. The big, and again, slow-moving storm is expected to bring widespread rain on Wednesday. While becoming more scattered in nature, rain is expected to remain a threat through the first half of Labor Day weekend.
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