Meteorologist: Melting Snow Could Cause Flooding

A meteorologist from the National Weather Service predicts the combination of rain and melting snow could cause minor flooding in some parts of the state.

Warmer temperatures melting the snow

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A National Weather Service spokesman says the flooding will not be significant.

The National Weather Service is predicting elevated river levels and some lowland flooding as a result of melting snow and more rain expected this week.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Dave Tucek says the melting snow could produce as much as an inch of water and rainfall later in the week and over the weekend may cause moderate flooding in farm fields.

“It is going to be spread over a fair amount of time and so that combined with the gradual melt of the snow should result in a slow rise in streams but again probably reaching bank full to slightly over bank full,” Tucek says.

Tucek says the flooding is not expected to cause damage but thawing ground, melting ice and rain will cause pools of standing water in fields.

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