Cold, windy week forecast for Juneau

Cold, dry air moving into Southeast Alaska

Thanksgiving week is going to be a cold one, the National Weather Service predicts in its forecast for the Juneau area.

Meteorologist Tim Steffen, who works in the Juneau Forecast Office on the Back Loop, said Friday that with winds out of the north pushing dry, cold air into Southeast Alaska, temperatures are set to remain below freezing at least into the end of the week.

“We have, pretty much, a high-pressure system building into the area from the north,” said Steffen. “We’re going to get some pretty strong northerly winds.”

Because of the way the system is set up, Steffen said, Juneau is not likely to see much snowfall despite the cold temperatures. He predicted that up to one inch of snow could accumulate Sunday or Monday, but significant accumulation looks unlikely.

“With this kind of setup, these northerly winds are going to kind of dry the air out,” Steffen explained.

Ice on roadways probably will not be much of a factor, according to Steffen, due to strong winds.

“The roads should dry out over the weekend,” said Steffen, noting the damp conditions late last week that brought snow and drizzle to Juneau.

High temperatures are forecast to be in the low to mid-20s, perhaps even dipping into the teens, during the week.

Lows are expected to be in the mid- to high teens.

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