Thursday, May 23, 2013
Unrelenting Clouds & Raindrops For Independence Day
Heavy rain has fell over the Interior for the last week and now it is causing flood watches and advisories across the Upper Tanana River Valley.
Low pressure continues to take over the Southwest and portions of the Interior. Even Northwest communities are getting in on scattered rain shower activity as this persistent low moves throughout the city of Nome.
Heavy rain has fell over the Interior for the last week and now it is causing flood watches and advisories across the Upper Tanana River Valley. Flood watches have been put into place until tomorrow afternoon. The rain has been observed in the Eastern Alaska Range with some locations receiving over two inches of rain in the past few days..
The Tanana River is expected to rise this week and it is possible the river will approach high levels at Salcha by tonight. Water levels will be high so officials are telling residents they may see ground water in their basements and crawl spaces with the elevated water levels on the Tanana River.
In the Southcentral we'll get to experience every shade of gray, with increasing clouds for your Independence Day. Showers will start to increase early tomorrow morning with light showers continuing Wednesday into the start of the weekend. Liquid sunshine will be the theme for Saturday, as we get a slight glimpse of hope for Saturday afternoon. Things will get back to wet and soggy as we head into next week.
The other issue is the cooler conditions with temperatures falling back down to the upper 50's tomorrow, and lows in the mid 40's. So it's vital to have a coat or blanket handy if you will be enjoying the great outdoors.
Anchorage keep the faith, the dog days of summer aren't over we'll start bouncing back mid next week with sunshine and warmer weather.
Have a wonderful Independence Day Alaska.