Freezing rain advisory canceled -- colder weather due Wednesday

AnchorageDecember 10, 2013 


The National Weather Service has canceled the freezing rain advisory for Anchorage and the Matanuska Valley.


Freezing rain is making for icy driving conditions - again - from Anchorage to the Matanuska Valley Tuesday.

The National Weather Service issued freezing rain advisories for the region through noon, with up to a tenth of an inch of ice accumulation expected. The forecast is for freezing drizzle in the morning, possibly mixing with flurries and a chance of freezing drizzle in the afternoon.

Schools are in session, but Valley Mover bus service between the Mat-Su and Anchorage is not operating.

A big change may be coming. According to the weather service, the recent pattern of above-average temperatures, drizzle and fog will come to an end by Wednesday. Temperatures will drop and a "substantial surge in precipitation" may be on the way.

"Details remain uncertain...but confidence is increasing that a region-wide snow event will occur late Friday through Saturday...possibly lasting into Sunday," the weather service said in a special statement posted Tuesday morning.  


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