By Tracy Sinclare
Channel 2 News
7:54 AM AKDT, May 25, 2012
We tend to think of Memorial Day weekend as the first unofficial weekend of summer but we’re not seeing a summery blast across much of the state.
An area of low pressure is south of the Alaska Peninsula. The jet stream is south of the state and guiding that system into the Gulf of Alaska. With the flow of the jet going almost due east, the push from this system won’t send much rain too far inland. Coastal areas can expect to see the brunt of this rain.
Mostly cloudy and scattered rain showers through the weekend for Anchorage, the Mat-Su Valleys and the Kenai Peninsula. Prince William Sound looking at rain to begin their weekend with a few breaks in the clouds by Monday.
High pressure west of the state could bring a least a few breaks in the clouds over the weekend and by Monday for West and Southwest. Clouds and rain for the Aleutians.
For Southeast, expect the rain by Friday night or Saturday, as that system continues its easterly trek.
One Flood Advisory still in place through this afternoon for the Buckland River at Buckland. We’ve seen a few pictures come in of the flooding. Stay safe!
Thank you to all the men and women who serve or have served our country!
Have a safe and peaceful Memorial Day weekend!
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