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Snow throughout Anchorage early Thursday may make driving tricky

  • Author: Tess Williams
  • Updated: November 12, 2020
  • Published November 12, 2020

A mix of snow and rain began falling early Thursday throughout Anchorage and was expected to shift to snow sometime in the afternoon.

National Weather Service meteorologist Kaitlyn O’Brien warned the early morning wintry mix could make driving more difficult during the morning commute Thursday.

“We’re just urging motorists to allow extra time and use caution when getting around town," she said. "I know the roads that I have driven on were not in the best shape this morning.”

The temperature throughout the Anchorage Bowl hovered around freezing early Thursday, causing “big, wet snowflakes,” O’Brien said. Temperatures were expected to drop in the afternoon and the precipitation will switch to only snow.

Anchorage could see 1 to 4 inches of snow accumulation Thursday, she said.

Colder, drier weather is forecast for the weekend and O’Brien said Anchorage will have lows in the single digits.

O’Brien said there was a possibility that a trace amount of snow may fall in the Matanuska and Susitna valleys Thursday morning, but the area would remain relatively cold and dry.

Rain fell in Whittier early Thursday and then transitioned to snow, O’Brien said. The area could see up to an inch of snow on Thursday, she said.