Chinook winds turn up heat across Southcentral Alaska

Warm, slushy conditions will likely continue through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Anchorage, Vulotto

1/23/2022 7:25:00 AM

Chinook winds brought unseasonable warmth to Southcentral Alaska on Saturday (along with slush, ice and lots of melting). People in one East Anchorage neighborhood adapted with ice skates in the street.

Warm, slushy conditions will likely continue through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

hours agoSnowmelt and rain gather in tire tracks on Wellness Street on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. (Emily Mesner / ADN)Chinook winds blew through Southcentral Alaska on Friday and Saturday, bringing unseasonably warm weather, slush, ice and rain to Anchorage and surrounding areas.

Mild temperatures were likely to continue throughout the weekend and into Monday, but temperatures would likely drop back down to below freezing by Tuesday, according to Michael Vulotto, an Anchorage meteorologist. Some rain and snow were also possible over the next few days.

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