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Rain will turn to snow overnight in Anchorage as city recovers from quake

Snow is still expected in the Anchorage area overnight, though not as much as forecasters had previously predicted.

Starting at about 9 p.m., rain is expected to turn to snow in Anchorage, according to the National Weather Service’s Anchorage forecasting office. The snow will be heavy at times, tapering off at about 6 a.m. Monday.

People in the Anchorage Bowl can expect about 3 inches, with up to 6 inches falling on the Hillside and at higher elevations, the NWS said.

Up to a foot of snow was previously expected to fall overnight, but forecasters downgraded estimates Sunday.

Most of the snowfall was expected to wrap up by the Monday morning rush hour, Anchorage police said in a statement. Officials said city crews were prepared to deal with it.

Louise Fode, the warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service, had previously said drivers should take extra caution on top of the usual snow-driving concerns.

“People are on edge anyway because of what happened in the earthquake,” Fode said. “Take extra time. This is not a usual situation. Please be safe.”

Monday is expected to be clear and dry, according to the NWS.

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