Rain may end dry conditions in Fairbanks


by Your Alaska Link News Team

The National Weather Service says heavy rain is predicted to interrupt dry summer conditions in Fairbanks and people in low-lying areas along rivers and creeks should prepare for rising water.

A low-pressure system over the Gulf of Alaska is predicted to move into interior Alaska and stay through Thursday,

Reports say heavy rain is expected starting Wednesday night.

The National Weather Service forecasts one to two inches of rain in uplands north and east of Fairbanks to the Alaska Range. More than three inches could fall in mountains.

The Weather Service says rivers in the Alaska Range from Denali Park east to the Richardson Highway likely will see significant rises.

Rainfall at Fairbanks International Airport in May and June is almost an inch below normal.