FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING…
Written by Jesse Baroka on March 14, 2019
Rain and snow melt may cause minor flooding rest of the week… Temperatures staying above freezing combined with additional rainfall amounts of a quarter of an inch to three quarters of an inch may lead to minor flooding through Friday. The flooding potential will begin to ease on Friday as temperatures fall back below freezing. Though the snowpack will absorb some of the rain, slowing the runoff into primary rivers, it is likely that the rainfall and snowmelt will cause some rise in water levels on smaller streams and rivers over the next couple of days. Breakup ice jams may also develop on some rivers and streams. In addition, there will be ponding of water in low-lying and poor drainage areas as well as possible basement flooding. The added weight of the rain soaked snow could also result in roof collapses.
GREEN – Flood Watch