NWS: Low Flood Threat this Weekend

Published 02/20 2014 05:03PM

Updated 02/20 2014 07:24PM

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. - The brief warm-up we saw Thursday is melting snow and ice all over the region. Fortunately, the National Weather Service says the flood threat is low.

Hydrologist Greg Hanson says melting during the mild days will slow as temperatures fall back close to freezing overnight. He adds that the still fluffy snow will absorb most of the rain coming in Friday which will limit flooding.

“What we don't want to see is maybe forty degrees or higher that lasts twenty four to thirty six hours. That really gets that melt going, but we're just not quite there this time around," he said.

While ice jams also won't be a problem this week, the weather service cautions they may be later in the spring. New York in particular may face issues. That's where river ice is over a foot thick in some spots.

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