A strong area of low pressure is forecast to move into the eastern Gulf of Alaska on Tuesday bringing wind, rain, and high seas to southeast Alaska — especially over the northern and central panhandle.

The storm is forecast to bring southeasterly winds of 40 to 50 knots over marine areas of the eastern gulf, which will allow seas to build as high as 20 feet. Coastal land locations in southeast Alaska can expect windy conditions on Tuesday and Wednesday, with gusts of up to 40 to 50 mph possible.

The storm system will bring areas of heavy rain beginning Tuesday afternoon, with totals of 1-3 inches possible over a 24 hour period across the northern panhandle. Coastal locations on the western Kenai Peninsula and in Prince William Sound will also see areas of moderate rainfall and breezy conditions on Tuesday and Tuesday night.


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