ANCHORAGE, Alaska — We continue to track this impressive low pressure system. It has moved over Kodiak Island and will make its way into the Kenai Peninsula late Tuesday. It will intensify in the morning then weaken by evening. These are the main impacts from this storm for Tuesday:
VERY STRONG WINDS: Wind gusts 70-80 mph from the SE will blow through Turnagain Arm, Portage Valley, Kodiak Island and channeled terrain of the Alaska Peninsula. Winds will peak from late morning into early afternoon, then begin to diminish Tuesday night. There is a High Wind Warning in effect until 4 p.m. Tuesday for these areas. There is also a Wind Advisory for the Alaska Range for winds up to 55 MPH and the North Slope for 40 MPH gusts.
HEAVY RAIN: Prince William Sound saw 1-5 inches of rain Monday. An additional 1-5 inches is likely Tuesday. Hence, an Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory is in effect for the Western Prince William Sound region. Rain totals of 3-10 inches are possible through Tuesday night. Heavy rain will impact Kodiak and Bristol Bay, as well as the SE Panhandle, although no advisories for excessive rain totals are in place.