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Flooding Concerns Continue in the West This Week

21 Mar 2017, 4:19 pm

Months of heavy rain have produced over saturated soils across the West. With warmer temperatures melting away a deep mountain snow pack, flooding concerns continue across many states. Mudslides, washed out roads and bridges have been reported in California.

Flood alerts remain in effect for several states. Along with melting snow, more rain is in the forecast over this week.

The snow pack is deep across the mountain ranges in the west, and more could be added in the next several days. Another 1 to 2 feet is possible for the highest mountain peaks in the Sierra Nevada through Wednesday.

Water vapor imagery shows a strong low pressure center in the Pacific Ocean with lots of humidity ready to move into the West with the system. More than 3″ of rain can be expected for many areas into this weekend.

The first wave of moisture will move toward the coast with a cold front tonight. The precipitation will spread east into the Front Range Wednesday.

Another system is poised to move in from the Pacific Ocean Thursday into Friday. Rain and snow will be widespread and flooding will remain a concern.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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