As a cold front moves across the Kenai Peninsula, the National Weather Service is forecasting snow to continue dusting the area throughout the week.
Mike Ottenweller with the NWS in Anchorage: “Some light snow showers are going to linger through the morning hours today and then we should see a break develop this afternoon. As we get towards the evening and overnight hours another colder front is going to lift through the area from South to North. This will bring more snow through the area favoring the inland area closer to the Turnagain Pass.”
According to Ottenweller, this recent drop in temperatures is levels we haven’t seen in almost two months, and with another storm set to move in late this week, mild snow is in the forecast for the weekend.
Shannon McCarthy with the Department of Transportation reminds drivers to give yourself plenty of travel time. If you can, wait until conditions improve before you begin your journey: “We just want people to drive for conditions, make sure that they are moderating their speeds, and have good tires on your vehicle.”
Check 511.alaska.gov or call 511 for more information on driving conditions before you hit the road this winter season.
Photo provided by Jennifer Williams