A strong storm system containing tropical moisture brought heavy rain and strong winds to much of southern Alaska Thursday.

More than an inch of rain fell across parts of the eastern Kenai Peninsula where the resurrection river near the Exit Glacier Bridge was pushed into flood action stage late Thursday. The river rose nearly 3 feet over the past 24 hours but is expected to drop Friday. The Iliamna River near Pedro Bay is also in flood action stage after rising more than 10 feet since Wednesday night. It is also expected to drop Friday. 

Rain will continue for the eastern Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound Friday while scattered showers are likely in Anchorage and the Mat-Su. High temperatures will hold near 60 degrees. 

This storm system will be well on to the east Saturday, which means clearing skies and mostly sunny conditions for much of Southcentral to kick off the weekend. 

Don't get too used to the idea though because another storm is headed our way Sunday afternoon, bringing another round of rain to the area. We'll see a third storm on Wednesday, also making for wet conditions across Southcentral. 

Have a great Friday!
-Chief Meteorologist Melissa Frey