Break out the inflatable pools and sunscreen; Sunday was officially the warmest day of the year so far in Anchorage.
Southcentral Alaska is forecast to get even warmer this week, according to the National Weather Service.
Just before 6 p.m. Anchorage hit 77 degrees, said Eddie Zingone, a lead forecaster with the weather service’s Anchorage office.
That beat June 7, when it was 74 degrees.
It also made Sunday the warmest June 23 on record in Anchorage. The old record was 75 degrees, set in 1974.
If you’re enjoying the heat, you’re in luck. Temperatures in the 70s, and even breaking 80 degrees, are forecast across Southcentral Alaska this week, according to Zingone.
The highest temperatures are likely to be in inland areas of the Susitna Valley and Kenai Peninsula, said Zingone.
“They’ll be pushing 80s,” he said.
The warming trend is continued to last through the work week, he said.