Updated 8 a.m.: The winter weather advisory for the Fairbanks area has been upgraded to a winter storm warning through 6 p.m. today. Several inches of snow has fallen throughout the area, with another 2 to 4 inches possible today.
Winds of up to 35 mph are expected over higher elevations. Travel advisories have been issued for all roads in the Fairbanks area, with deep snow, blowing snow and slippery conditions. Rain and freezing rain also have been reported south of the Alaska Range.
Snow is expected to taper off this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Sunny skies and colder temperatures are forecast for Friday into the weekend. Lows are expected to be in the single digits below zero
A winter storm is expected to bring heavy snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain at times, to Interior Alaska today and Thursday.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Fairbanks and North Pole areas, and a winter storm warning to the west and southwest. The advisory is in effect through midnight Thursday.
From 4 to 7 inches of snow, with localized amounts of 9 inches are expected. Some freezing rain may mix with the snow in the Fairbanks are this afternoon, but no ice accumulation is expected. Winds of up to 35 mph are expected to develop tonight in higher elevations. Highest snowfalls are expected to the northwest. The Nenana and Minto areas may see nearly a foot of snow.
Snow and blowing snow may cause travel difficulties.