Worst of atmospheric river may be over for Juneau

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau may have eclipsed the worst part of the atmospheric river as of Friday afternoon, but more is on the way.

    Meteorologist Pete Boyd in the Juneau Forecast Office provided that update at about 3:30 Friday afternoon. "Not to say it's over, but the heaviest at least for the Juneau area looks like it's kind of hit us."

    Upwards of two inches of rain was recorded over a 24 period ending at about the time of day we spoke to the forecaster Friday afternoon.

    Four to five inches between Thursday night and Sunday were forecast, but Boyd says we may see close to six before it all ends Sunday.

    Flooding has closed Alex Holden Road, known as the cargo road at the airport due to a drainage problem.  That word came from City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Programs  Manager Tom Mattice late Friday afternoon.

    Meanwhile, Boyd said what they are hearing about is nuisance flooding like what is occurring on the airport road.  They're not expecting rivers to reach bank fulls.  

    They are receiving reports of water getting in crawl spaces and garages.



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