Wet and windy weather spreading across Alaska
Active weather continues across Alaska as a strong storm system moves into the Bering Thursday.
Winds are gusting to 25-60 mph across Western Alaska. A high wind warning is in effect for Saint Lawrence Island until midnight tonight for gusts to 60 mph. The area is also seeing heavy rain which is causing standing water at the Dillingham Airport and flooding in Kwigillingok.
A high surf advisory is in effect through Thursday morning for the Southern Seward Peninsula Coast where wave runup could cause beach erosion and damage to the Nome Council Road.
The storm will move east Thursday, bringing heavy rain and breezy winds to the Kenai Peninsula. Seward will likely see 1-2 inches of rain Thursday and Friday and Whittier could see 2-4 inches.
The storm will be less significant for Anchorage and the Mat-Su, although we will see breezy winds Thursday, including gusts to 40 mph for the Turnagain Arm and Anchorage Hillside and gusts to 25 mph for Palmer and Wasilla. Rain showers are also likely late Thursday and early Friday.
Further north a wind advisory is also in effect for the passes through the Alaska Range where gusts to 60 mph are likely through Thursday afternoon.
This storm will also spread into Southeast Alaska where scattered showers Thursday will turn to rain Friday. Juneau will likely see 1-2 inches, Sitka will likely see less than an inch.
Welcome to Fall Alaska!
-Chief Meteorologist Melissa Frey