A series of storms moves through Alaska this week

Pacific satellite view of Alaska as one system moves through Southeast and another approaches the Aleutians.
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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) Several storm systems are moving into regions of Alaska today through midweek.

The remnants of Typhoon Lan will push warmer temperatures as well as snow and rain into Southcentral by Wednesday. The rain is expected to stick around through Friday morning. Anchorage, Mat-Su and Kenai Peninsula will see temperatures in the mid to low 40s during the day. Overnight lows in the upper 30s.

Southeast Alaska
The Panhandle will see heavy rains today as well as high winds as a steady plume of moisture moves into the Southeast. Rainfall totals could reach 3 inches or more by late this evening. This rain will cause rivers and streams to rise but the National Weather Service doesn’t expect flooding as of Monday morning.

Areas of the southern outer coast will likely see the strongest winds with gusts to 50 mph by this afternoon. Inner channel locations could see winds gusting to 40 mph.

Former typhoon moves into Bering Sea, western Alaska
The remnants of Typhoon Lan are moving into the Bering Sea and bringing some high winds and rain to the Aleutian Islands. The system will continue along the west coast of Alaska by Tuesday.

A High Wind Warning is in place for the Central and Western Aleutians beginning this afternoon. Southeast winds are expected to increase to 50-60 mph with gusts as high at 75 mph. The warnings start to expire tonight with some continuing through Tuesday morning.

The eastern Aleutians and Alaska Peninsula are under a High Wind Watch set to go into effect Tuesday afternoon. Channeled terrain could see southeast winds 55-65 mph with gusts to 80 mph. A high wind watch means there is the potential for hazardous conditions and residents should continue to monitor the situation.

This storms weakens a bit as it moves through the colder waters of the Bering Sea but will still bring heavy snow and some rain/freezing rain to the western areas of the state.

Western Alaska will see strong winds, heavy snow and blowing snow. Tuesday night the snow will move into the Yukon Delta and spread north to Nome and east to McGrath by Wednesday. Up to 4 inches of snow are expected. Because of the remaining warmth of this system, the snow will turn to rain along the coast and could turn to freezing rain in inland areas.



 
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