Snowstorm and rain forecast for parts of Susitna Valley Monday into Tuesday

A snowstorm and rain are expected to hit parts of the Susitna Valley from Monday to Tuesday, forecasters said.

Between 8 and 12 inches of snow are forecast for areas north and west of the Talkeetna Cutoff, the National Weather Service said. The highest snow accumulations — from 12 to 20 inches — are expected over the Denali State Park Area, the report said.

North of Talkeetna, continuous snow is expected from 6 a.m. on Monday morning to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, which could make travel very difficult, the forecasters said.

In the area of Talkeetna and south of it, warm winds from the south are forecast late Monday, transitioning snow to rain, the forecast said.

“We’re looking for most of this first storm to be snow and then at the end of it, transitioning to rain,” said Carson Jones, a meteorologist with National Weather Service.

A mix of rain and snow was also possible starting Monday in Anchorage, Mat-Su and on the Kenai Peninsula, the weather service said.