Heavy rains in the Interior could cause flooding

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Interior region of Alaska. A storm system will be moving through the Tanana River Valley dumping one to one-and-a-half inches of rain today (Tues) and tomorrow morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Interior. A storm system will be moving through the Tanana River Valley dumping one to one-and-a-half inches of rain today (Tues) and tomorrow morning. (John Dougherty/KTVF)

There will be a short break from the rain Wednesday evening and then more rain is expected on Thursday and Friday. The heaviest rain will be over East Fairbanks up through the Chena Hot Springs Road area.

Alan Hickford, a meteorologist, said that they think rivers will continue to rise. "We could see potentially some flooding, specifically along the Chena River, like near Chena Hot Springs Road, up towards mile marker 37 or so," Hickford said.

The Army Corp of Engineers is not expecting to have to regulate the flow of the river but continues to monitor the situation.

Heavy rain is also forecasted for Denali National Park. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the area, warning of streams flooding and potential rock and mudslides.