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Heavy rain and flash flooding possible in portions of the Southwest this weekend

An upper-level low in the Southwest U.S. will act as a trigger for thunderstorms this weekend. The area of greatest concern is in New Mexico, southeast Utah and portions of southern Colorado. Storms will be slow moving and could bring several rounds of rain to the same areas. Rainfall amounts may exceed 3 inches in localized areas. Flash Flood Watches are in effect. Read More >

If you live in Southcentral, you may already be expecting a rainy weekend, but exactly how much rain will fall? Well, we're forecasting anywhere from close to an inch at lower elevations to over two inches in Eastern Prince William Sound. This rain will fall over a two day period, so we're not expecting any flooding at this time. Colder air is still moving in, so if you're planning any high elevation camping or hunting, dress warmly and prepare for snow.

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Cooler temperatures will also spread across the area, allowing snow levels to drop to between 3,500 and 6,000 feet by Sunday morning.

Those recreating in any of the mountain ranges across southern Alaska this weekend should plan for much colder conditions, including snow at the higher elevations.

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Stay warm and dry this weekend, and if you do encounter any flooded roadways, do not cross! Remember, you can always find your forecast at