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Anchorage-area roads could get icy this evening

A bit of Friday evening snow and rain in Anchorage and the Matanuska Valley could create hazardous conditions for commuters, the National Weather Service said.

On Friday morning, the NWS said rain and snow was expected by the early afternoon. But the snow isn't expected to fall for long at any location, NWS wrote.

"The bulk of the precipitation should fall as rain, though where the precipitation is heaviest it could mix with or change completely over to snow," the NWS wrote in a Facebook post. "Well below freezing ground temperatures could cause patchy black ice development even where air temperatures remain above freezing."

Jan. 14 was the last time Anchorage received any measurable snowfall and only one-tenth of an inch fell, NWS meteorologist Joe Wegman said. He added that more snow and rain could fall in coming days.

Megan Edge

Megan Edge is a former reporter for Alaska Dispatch and Alaska Dispatch News.