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Chilly days could keep Anchorage roads icy through the week

  • Author: Tess Williams
  • Updated: October 27, 2020
  • Published October 27, 2020

Moisture left over from Monday froze overnight in Anchorage, making for icy roads and sidewalks throughout the city early Tuesday.

Temperatures were expected to hover near freezing for most of the day in East Anchorage. Cold northerly winds are expected to move into the region overnight Tuesday, and National Weather Service meteorologist Kaitlyn O’Brien said the chilly temperatures will remain through the week, possibly causing roads or sidewalks to remain slick.

Rain fell Sunday night and early Monday before it gave way to snow that melted during the day as temperatures rose. O’Brien said the remaining moisture in the air coated the Anchorage Bowl with a layer of fog early Tuesday. By around 10 a.m., the fog had lifted downtown and was expected to lift elsewhere through the day, O’Brien said.

“Everyone should take extra time to get to where you need to go and slowing down,” O’Brien said.

Temperatures later in the week are expected to reach highs in the 20s, with lows dipping into the teens and possibly single digits.

Anchorage is not expected to see additional rain or snow through the week, and there will likely not be snow on the ground Saturday for Halloween. On average, there’s 2 inches of snow on the ground in Anchorage on Oct. 31, according to weather service statistics.