The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings in several locations throughout Southcentral Alaska.
A flood warning was issued for Chester Creek in Anchorage until 5 p.m. Sunday.
Moderate rainfall across Anchorage during the morning hours is expected to generate considerable runoff into the creek. Light to moderate rains are expected for the remainder of the morning.
The National Weather Service forecasted water levels to reach about 5 feet on the creek monitoring gauge by early Sunday afternoon.
Residents of the Chester Creek area are asked to monitor water levels, stay alert and be prepared to take action.
Meanwhile, in southeast Prince William Sound, a flood warning is in effect until Monday at 10 a.m.
In Cordova, more than 7 inches of rain fell by Sunday morning, and moderate to heavy rain is expected to continue until the evening. The National Weather Service said an additional 5 to 7 inches of rain could fall throughout the day.
Cordova area’s larger rivers started at lower levels due to some freezing last week, but they are expected to rise significantly from the smaller stream runoffs.
In the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, some creeks that cross the Parks Highway were issued floodwarnings.
Willow Creek and Montana Creek were both near the minor flood stage Sunday morning and were expected to rise into the afternoon. The flood warning is in effect until 4 p.m. Monday.
A flood warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported. Flash flooding is not expected, but people should take necessary precautions.