Kodiak’s CrabFest will likely be greeted with fair skies, highs in the 50s, some clouds, low winds and few chances of rain.

The official forecast calls for partly cloudy skies most days, with highs in the 50s, lows in the 40s at night.

“I don’t see any rain. The closest thing we get to rain is Friday afternoon the southern half of the island has a chance of showers. It’s halfway decent weather,” said Craig Eckert, station manager for the National Weather Service in Kodiak.

Weather forecasters predict sunny skies on Friday, highs in the low 50s to 60s, with variable winds up to 10 mph. Friday night should bring lows in the mid 40s.

Saturday will have partly cloudy skies again with highs in the 50s.

“Saturday night through Monday it looks like partly cloudy, lows in the 40s highs in the 50s,” Eckert said.

One other key meteorological element will be lingering smoke from the Funny River fire in the Kenai.

While Eckert expects some smoke to remain in the air, southwesterly winds will help alleviate it.

“We should see our air cleaned up a little. But otherwise, fair weather, not terribly warm, but then again highs in the upper 50s is certainly very reasonable, if not the low 60s,” he added.

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