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Deja vu? Another bout of rain due for Anchorage this weekend.

  • Author: Katie Medred
  • Updated: September 27, 2016
  • Published January 19, 2013

Anchorage is -- brace yourself -- expected to see some rain tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service.

Issue a collective sigh. Uuuuuuhhhhh. Nooooooooo.

There is, however, a silver lining. "There's a chance of rain in the Anchorage bowl, but it shouldn't be anything like last weekend," meteorologist Andy Dixon of the National Weather Service said Saturday. "Really the Anchorage area should remain fairly untouched, which is often the case in winter storms like this. The coastal mountains will get most of the weather."

That being said, Alaska's biggest city can expect snow flurries and a bit of wind this evening with a chance of a snow-rain mix Sunday afternoon. While it shouldn't be too bad, consider yourself warned.

Outside of Anchorage, the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Western Prince William Sound, including Portage. "There will be wind and some blowing snow," Dixon said. "Visibility should go down to half a mile, which is above blizzard warning, which is a quarter mile."

Powder hounds needn't worry. The winds should miss Girdwood. In fact, Dixon predicts the opposite: "Girdwood will see snow, probably looking at 5 to 10 inches over the weekend, (and) it should remain fairly sheltered from the wind. So it will be mostly falling snow and accumulation."

That should translate to good news for snow-starved winter enthusiasts and make for better backcountry conditions and decent Alyeska night skiing.

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