West coast surf will be high

Next storm arrives from the west
Published: Aug. 24, 2022 at 7:24 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Two storm systems will impact Alaska through the week.

The older system is churning in the Gulf of Alaska and has spread rain to the coasts and inland. It will weaken and drift north as it still generates showers through Thursday morning for Southcentral Alaska and Interior locations.

High surf, strong winds, and rain at times will be felt in many communities along the west coast, as the second system barrels in with advisory level wind and wave action.

A high surf advisory goes into effect early Thursday morning for the Kuskokwim River delta coasts. Watch for high surf, four to six feet above the high tide line. Waves in Kuskokwim Bay could reach four to eight feet.

It was warmer for the north slope community of Deadhorse, which reached 70 degrees than it was in Anchorage. Anchorage topped out at 59 degrees.

The hot spots were Wrangell and Juneau with 75 degrees Wednesday. The cold spot went to Wainwright with 35 degrees.

Stay with the Alaska’s Weather Source weather team for updates on the forecast. Download the weather app.