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WATCH NOW: Mike Shultz’s Weather Forecast for May 3rd, 2021

Published: May. 3, 2021 at 8:13 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - WELCOME BACK TO OUR WEATHER FOR A MONDAY. TODAY WAS A NICE DAY WITH THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 61 AFTER AN OVERNIGHT LOW OF A VERY MILD 40 DEGREES.

THE RECORD HIGH WAS 69 IN 1907 AND THE OVERNIGHT RECORD LOW WAS 9 DEGREES SET IN 1945.

THE SUNRISE AND SUNSET EQUALS 17 HOURS AND 19 MINUTES AFTER A GAIN OF 7 MINUTES.

OUR PHOTOGRAPH IS OF THE ICE JAMS ON THE CHENA RIVER.

ACROSS THE STATE FAIRBANKS IS THE WARMEST WITH THE NORTH SLOPE THE COOLEST.

THE SATELLITE AND RADAR SHOWS A LARGE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE SPINNING AROUND COUNTER CLOCKWISE IN THE GULF OF ALASKA AND IT IS PRODUCING WAVES OF MOISTURE MOVING INTO THE SOUTHEAST, THE NORTH GULF COAST, AND THE SOUTHWEST PART OF THE STATE.

IN THE LOWER 48, SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE SCATTERED ACROSS A LARGE PART OF THE COUNTRY WITH THE MOST SEVERE ACROSS TEXAS, THE DEEP SOUTH, AND PARTS OF THE EASTERN SEABOARD.

TEMPERATURES ARE RADICALLY COOLER OVER THE CENTRAL SECTIONS WHILE THE REST OF THE COUNTRY IS QUITE WARM.

ALASKA’S OUTLOOK FOR TOMORROW IS FOR A FEW CLOUDS ALONG THE NORTH SLOPE, WITH MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES IN NOME.

SUNSHINE WILL BE MIXED WITH CLOUDS AND ISOLATED SHOWERS OVER THE INTERIOR TOMORROW.

RAIN SHOWERS ARE LIKELY FOR BOTH JUNEAU AND KETCHIKAN.

ISOLATED SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE AT BETHEL, WHILE RAIN AND SNOW ARE LIKELY IN COLD BAY, AND RAIN FOR KODIAK.

CLOUDY SKIES IN ANCHORAGE WITH RAIN LIKELY FOR HOMER AND VALDEZ.

LOCALLY TONIGHT WE WILL SEE SCATTERED CLOUDS, TOMORROW WILL BE SUNNY, AND TOMORROW NIGHT WILL SEE MORE CLOUDS.

THE EXTENDED FORECAST IS FOR MOSTLY CLOUDY TO PARTLY CLOUD WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF FOR SHOWERS, AND TEMPERATURES WARMING.

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