Remnants of tropical storm felt in Alaska

Posted at 12:00 PM, Oct 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-09 13:00:27-04

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Rain and gusty winds are battering parts of the nation's northernmost state from the remnants of what had been Hurricane Oho.

Areas of southeast Alaska could receive 2 to 4 inches of rain through Friday, on top of rain that's already fallen.

Southern panhandle communities, like Ketchikan, are expected to see the greatest impact from the rain and winds. The National Weather Service's Aaron Jacobs says 7 inches fell at the Ketchikan airport Thursday.

The remnants of Oho were picked up by a larger low-pressure system. Jacobs says another system packing rain and winds could affect the region later this weekend.

Oho was among a record number of tropical cyclones in the central Pacific so far this season, which officials attributed to unusually warm ocean temperatures from El Nino.