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Flood Concerns Continue in New England

12 Apr 2017, 10:25 am

Flood concerns continue in New England due to heavy rain. With warmer temperatures melting snow, soils are over-saturated. The ground is still frozen in many areas, which is producing runoff issues and additional flooding problems.

Ice jams have also been a concern. As the warmer weather melts ice along the rivers, the large chunks pile up along corners and can produce high water levels upstream. This can create flooding conditions and a fast rise in water levels.

A Flood Watch continues across portions of Maine and New Hampshire. Additional flood alerts are scattered throughout the Northeast, mainly along rivers, creeks, and streams. Some areas may receive an another inch of rain today, which may produce additional flooding problems.

The low pressure center and cold front will continue to track through the Northeast this afternoon. Rounds of heavy rain are possible as showers and thunderstorms move through the region. The system will push into Canada and the Atlantic Ocean late tonight, bringing an end to this period of heavy rain.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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