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Foggy weekend weather in Anchorage expected to clear up for Veterans Day

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: November 9, 2019
  • Published November 9, 2019

A dense fog and freezing temperatures created frosty windows and slick roads in Anchorage on Saturday morning — and more of the same is expected Sunday.

A “freezing fog” moved in overnight after a high-pressure system cooled down the Anchorage area Friday, said Lucas Boyer, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Fog is expected to return to the Anchorage Bowl after midnight Saturday, according to Boyer. With temperatures possibly dropping below 30 degrees, Anchorage could experience some weather deja vu on Sunday.

More clouds in the Sunday morning forecast could delay the erosion of the fog, he said.

Anchorage is forecast to usher in Veterans Day with clear skies Monday morning, with a chance of clouds moving in later in the afternoon. Temperatures on Monday will be in the mid-30s to lower 40s; by comparison, the average normal high temperature for Nov. 11 is 28 degrees.

Veterans Day weekends in previous years have been commemorated with snow on the ground. This week’s relatively warm weather continues a streak of higher-than-normal temperatures this fall.

The fair weather will disappear later in the week when a low-pressure system moves in Wednesday night. The forecast calls for rain and a chance of snow as overnight temperatures dip around freezing — but Boyer said snow isn’t likely. Daytime temperatures are expected to be around 40 degrees.

“Doesn’t look like something that is going to be a major weather maker,“ he said.

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