A winter storm is bringing snow and slippery conditions to Interior Alaska today.
A mix of rain and snow is falling this morning east of Fairbanks, and the National Weather Service says it is expected to persist throughout the day. A winter weather advisory is in effect through midnight.
Little to no snow accumulation is expected at valley level, although several inches of snow may fall in the hills and highway passes of the Steese, Elliott, Parks and Richardson highways, according to the weather service. Snow and slick conditions were reported on the Richardson Highway late Tuesday south of Delta Junction.
Slippery driving conditions are expected throughout the region. Periods of snow and rain are expected through the weekend, with clearing skies and colder temperatures early next week.
North of Fairbanks, a winter storm watch is in effect beginning early Thursday morning in the Brooks Range. The storm could bring 8 to 12 inches of snow to the area, with some locations seeing as much as 14 inches of snow.