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Thursday Rain May Bring Flooding


The National Weather Service advises that flooding caused by rain and snowmelt is possible. It could lead to ice jams. Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.

Much warmer temperatures will cause significant snowmelt. A half inch to inch of rainfall is also forecast. The peak time for both rain and snowmelt will be Thursday afternoon through Thursday night, though any resulting flood problems may linger through Friday.

Significant rises in streams and rivers, may lead to ice breakup and possible ice jams. Bridges, narrows, and sharp turns in streams can all cause pinch points for ice jams. When ice jams occur, flooding can quickly result.

Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

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