Ice and snow are expected Tuesday, according to a winter weather advisory published by the National Weather Service Monday morning.
The advisory, in effect from 1 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday, warns of freezing rain and accumulation of a light glaze of ice on the Western Kenai Peninsula, including Kenai, Soldotna, Homer and Cooper Landing.
At 3 p.m. Monday, rain had not yet begun to fall, but dark clouds hung over much of Kenai and Nikiski. Toward Soldotna, skies were clearer.
Though the rain is anticipated to have stopped by Tuesday morning, the ice will make for slippery roads and hazardous conditions that could impact morning commutes. Throughout Tuesday, light snow may linger in the area, according to the advisory, resulting in 1 to 4 inches of snow by Tuesday night.
More snow is forecast throughout the rest of the week, with Wednesday reported to be cloudy, followed by a chance of snow every day through New Year’s Eve.
Up-to-date road conditions can be found at 511.alaska.gov.
Reach reporter Jake Dye at firstname.lastname@example.org.