Weather: Spring flooding brought on by rain and warmth (4/15 AM)

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Monday April 15th

Good morning!

Springlike warmth and heavy rain have led to swollen waterways and ponding in poor drainage or low-lying spots. Area rivers, along with smaller creeks and streams are responding to the influx of rainfall runoff and melted snow out of the mountains. Notable rises will continue into Tuesday and consequently, these waterways may exceed their banks. Never drive through flood waters. It is often difficult to judge the depth of the water or the condition of the road underneath. Washouts are a major risk with Springtime flooding.

The heaviest, steadiest rain winds down Monday morning, tapering to scattered, more hit-or-miss showers this afternoon as a cold front swings through. The temp will briefly reach into the 50s early afternoon, or even near 60°, before falling through the rest of the day and into tonight, down to the 30s. A few mountain snow showers cap this all off, with a dusting to 1-2″ possible across higher elevations of the Adirondacks, Green Mountains and the Northeast Kingdom.

Tuesday is a much quieter, drier day, though rivers will only just begin to subside. Gradually, the sky becomes partly sunny as the temp reaches the upper 40s to near 50°. Expect a breezy northwest wind of 10-20 mph, with occasional gusts to 30 mph. Tuesday night, partly cloudy with a low in the 30s. Wednesday then follows as the nicest day of the week. It’s mostly sunny with a high temp in the low 50s. By Thursday and into the weekend, we kick off around round of rain with multiple waves of showers, perhaps prompting yet again a threat for additional flooding.

Have a great day!

-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Thibault

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