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Anchorage could see a mix of snow and rain Monday, as strong winds hit Turnagain Arm and Kenai Peninsula

Strong winds are expected to hit portions of the Kenai Peninsula and through the Turnagain Arm Monday as a system moves warm air into the area, a meteorologist said.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Bob Clay said Anchorage is not expected to see significant winds, but the area can expect a small mix of rain and snow as temperatures hover at or above freezing.

As rain falls throughout the area, Clay said some roads may be especially slick throughout Monday with some icy spots. The weather service warned the high winds could make travel difficult along the Seward Highway.

From Girdwood to Seward, east winds are expected to reach 35 to 55 mph with gusts up to 80 mph throughout much of Monday, the weather service wrote in a high wind warning.

Clay said Turnagain Pass could see snowfall of about 6 to 10 inches on Monday, but most nearby areas will see more rain than snow. Seward could see between 2 to 3 inches of rainfall.


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