NWS says a system will bring colder air and gusty winds to Southwest Alaska the rest of the week.
Temperatures in Southwest Alaska are poised to take a dip in the days ahead. The National Weather Service office in Anchorage says a frontal system from the North Pacific is approaching and will likely stall over the area for a few days, bringing with it gusty winds and colder air.
Bristol Bay communities may see temperatures below zero starting Thursday night, with wind chills possibly in the "15- to 30-below range" through the end of the week.
A gale warning is in effect for all waters from Bristol Bay and out past Cape Sarichef through Thursday night.
Winter weather may be arriving in southcentral Alaska as well. A public statement from the National Weather Service says the most significant snowfall of the year, with anywhere from a few inches to over a foot of snow, will likely begin Thursday and carry into Friday. Temperatures hovering near zero or even well below zero are predicted through the first half of next week in Anchorage and other Southcentral communities.