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Mix of rain and snow in weekend forecast for Southcentral Alaska

  • Author: Jeff Parrott
  • Updated: October 3, 2019
  • Published October 3, 2019

Walkers near Independence Mine at Hatcher Pass leave footprints in the roadway on September 25, 2019. (Marc Lester / ADN)

A pair of fronts will bring a mix of snow and rain to much of Southcentral Alaska this weekend, the National Weather Service said.

Beginning Friday morning, a front moving into the Hatcher Pass area could dump 10 to 15 inches of snow in the mountains, said Bob Clay, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Anchorage.

“I’m not sure the pass itself will get that much,” Clay said, adding that most of the snow would accumulate above 3,000 to 4,000 feet.

Rain was expected Friday for the Anchorage Bowl and the Matanuska and Susitna valleys, he said. Forecasts from the weather service show temperatures could reach the low 50s in those areas.

A second front will move into the Anchorage area on Saturday afternoon, bringing near-freezing temperatures and a mix of rain and snow for the weekend. One to two inches of snow could accumulate at elevations above 1,000 feet, Clay said.