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WATCH NOW: Mike Shultz’s Weather Forecast for April 8th, 2021

Published: Apr. 8, 2021 at 7:55 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - WELCOME BACK TO WEATHER FOR A THURSDAY.

CLOUDY SKIES AND A FEW LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AREA TODAY.

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE DAY WAS 14 AFTER AN EARLY MORNING LOW OF 2 DEGREES.

THE RECORD HIGH FOR THIS DATE WAS 56 BELOW IN 1997, AND THE OVERNIGHT RECORD DROPPED TO 16 BELOW IN 1911.

THE SUNRISE AND SUNSET EQUALS 14 HOURS AND 27 MINUTES OF DAYLIGHT AFTER A GAIN OF 7 MINUTES.

TONIGHT’S PHOTO IS A BEAUTIFUL SUNSET ALONG A THAWING STREAM.

ACROSS THE STATE, THE WARMEST AIR WAS OVER KODIAK, WITH THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES ALONG THE NORTH SLOPE.

THE SATELLITE AND RADAR SHOWS A HUGE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WHICH IS GENERATING STRONG WINDS OVER A VAST EXPANSE AND SOME SHOWERS ALONG THE NORTH GULF COAST.

IN THE LOWER 48, A LARGE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IS CREATING A VARIETY OF WEATHER ACROSS THE MIDWEST AND THE DEEP SOUTH.

TEMPERATURES ARE RELATIVELY MILD ACROSS MOST OF THE COUNTRY UNTIL YOU MOVE TO THE NORTHWEST WHERE THEY COOL DOWN A LITTLE.

BACK IN ALASKA TOMORROW, SKIES WILL BE MOSTLY CLOUDY ALONG THE NORTH SLOPE, WHILE SUNSHINE WILL COVER NOME.

THE INTERIOR WILL SEE CLOUDS DIMINISHING EXCEPT FOR HEALY AND DELTA WHERE SOME SNOW SHOWERS WILL LINGER.

OVER THE SOUTHEAST JUNEAU WILL SEE A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW, WHILE KETCHIKAN WILL HAVE RAIN.

SKIES WILL BE CLOUDY AT BETHEL, COLD BAY WILL HAVE RAIN AND SNOW, AND KODIAK WILL SEE SUNSHINE.

THE SOUTH CENTRAL REGION WILL SEE SUNNY SKIES.

LOCALLY TONIGHT, CLOUDS WILL CLEAR AND COLDER TEMPERATURES WILL RETURN.

TOMORROW WILL BE PARTLY CLOUDY BUT QUITE COOL, AND TOMORROW NIGHT THE TEMPERATURES WILL FALL POSSIBLY SETTING RECORD FOR THIS DATE IN APRIL.

THE SEVEN DAY OUTLOOK HAS NO PRECIPITATION AND STEADILY WARMING TEMPERATURES INTO NEXT WEEK POSSIBLY INTO THE 40′S BY MID WEEK.

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