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Snowfall should taper off early with less accumulation than expected

  • Author: Madeline McGee
  • Updated: February 21, 2019
  • Published February 19, 2019

A weather system bringing snow to Southcentral Alaska will taper off Thursday morning with less accumulation than expected, according to the National Weather Service.

Snowfall overnight and Thursday morning should amount to about 3 inches in the Anchorage Bowl, forecasters said.

Patrick Doll, a meteorologist with the NWS Anchorage forecasting office, said Wednesday there may be greater accumulation on the east side of the city.

Drivers should plan for slippery roads and reduced visibility early Thursday, Doll said.

This snow will likely be “lighter and fluffier” than typical snowfalls, he said.

Doll said he wind may pick up on the back end after the system has passed.

Thursday will see temperatures in the high 20s. Forecasters expect mostly sunny skies Friday.