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Rain, icy streets in the forecast for Monday

The National Weather Service says rain is expected to fall in Anchorage and parts of the Matanuska Valley early Monday, potentially glazing roads with ice.

Rain is forecast to fall in the Anchorage area starting after midnight Monday morning and continuing until early afternoon, the National Weather Service said in a special weather statement Sunday night. Rain on cold streets could turn into dangerously icy conditions.

The warm, wet air comes courtesy of a system moving up from the Gulf of Alaska, said Joe Wegman, a meteorologist with the NWS in Anchorage.

Temperatures will remain above freezing, so there’s no chance of snow at lower elevations, said Wegman.

“All liquid with this one,” he said.

Some cold valleys may see an accumulation of ice and freezing rain. The above-freezing weather is forecast to stick around through Tuesday. After that, temperatures will drop.

“There may even be a chance of snow Tuesday night,” Wegman said.




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