Rain returns Sunday afternoon for Southcentral

Rain becomes more scattered in Southeast
Updated: 20 hours ago

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The heavy rain that soaked Southcentral with totals ranging from 0.50″ to nearly 2.00″ on Friday, moved into Southeast Friday afternoon. By 11:59 p.m. Friday, Yakutat received 2.00″, 1.34″ fell in Sitka, and Juneau picked up 1.01″. Another 1 to 2 inches of rain fell across central locations today, and up to 1.5″ could still fall by the end of the day Sunday, yielding grand total amounts of 3 to 5 inches. All of this rain has been associated with an atmospheric river, a long plume of deep tropical moisture, extending 1,000 miles across the north Pacific, being directed into Southeast. While no flooding is forecast, residents and visitors can expect rivers, creeks, and streams to be running fast and approaching the top of their banks over the next couple of days. Fortunately, the rain will be tapering off to showers and become more scattered late Sunday into Monday.

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Updated: 20 hours ago
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The heavy rain that soaked Southcentral with totals ranging from 0.50″ to nearly 2.00″ on Friday, moved into Southeast Friday afternoon. By 11:59 p.m. Friday, Yakutat received 2.00″, 1.34″ fell in Sitka, and Juneau picked up 1.01″. Another 1 to 2 inches of rain fell across central locations today, and up to 1.5″ could still fall by the end of the day Sunday, yielding grand total amounts of 3 to 5 inches. All of this rain has been associated with an atmospheric river, a long plume of deep tropical moisture, extending 1,000 miles across the north Pacific, being directed into Southeast. While no flooding is forecast, residents and visitors can expect rivers, creeks, and streams to be running fast and approaching the top of their banks over the next couple of days. Fortunately, the rain will be tapering off to showers and become more scattered late Sunday into Monday.

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