NWS: 'Atmospheric river' event expected to flow into Capital City

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - A quick-moving and moist atmospheric river is on track to move across the area starting Tuesday afternoon and persisting into Wednesday evening.

    According to the National Weather Service in Juneau, streams and rivers will rise rapidly, but at this time are expected to remain within their banks.

    Rain amounts will range from 1.5 to 3 inches, with locally higher amounts. Some daily rainfall records will be broken.

    The heaviest precipitation will be from Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon before the system slides to the southeast Wednesday night.

    The weather will be updated as the NWS releases new information.

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