According to the National Weather Service, the arrival of cloudy conditions has brought wet and warm weather to much of Southeast Alaska.
In Juneau, temperatures were 5 degrees above normal Thursday and 10 degrees above normal Friday. Temperatures Saturday were also 10 degrees above normal.
At Juneau International Airport, 1.14 inches of precipitation — mostly rain — was recorded Friday. Another half-inch of rain fell before 2 p.m. Saturday.
The wet and warm weather was a radical divergence from the weather that started the year. Until Thursday, Juneau had recorded almost two consecutive weeks of below-normal temperatures and barely a trace of precipitation.
According to the weather service, the wet and warm conditions are expected to linger through the start of the week. Cooler temperatures Monday night into Tuesday could mix snow with the rain.