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Warmer Weather Brings a Flooding Threat to the Northwest

15 Mar 2017, 2:19 pm

Warmer temperatures will be felt in the Northwest over the the next few days, bringing the threat for flooding. As readings climb, runoff and over saturation from melting snow is likely. Ice jams may occur on rivers, creeks, and streams, which could produce flooding. There are some chances for rain in the forecast the next few days as well. Flood Warnings include portions of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.

Rainfall totals of more than an inch are possible, especially near the coast and west slopes of the Cascades and Bitterroots. Some snow is possible in the highest mountain peaks. A cold front moving through the Northwest will bring the showers.

With warm temperatures in the forecast through the rest of the week, there will be a continued threat for flooding from melting snow and ice jams. Above average temperatures are expected into the weekend.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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