Upcoming weekend thaw creates concern for creeks and streams

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With temperatures expected to go back above freezing later this week, residents are worrying whether they are going to have to deal with more flooding concerns.

This upcoming weekend’s weather setup is not expected to be like this past weekend. That was a large winter storm that brought along lots of rain, sleet, freezing rain, and snow. From Sunday into Monday, a cold front is expected to bring just some rain showers.

With temperatures going into the 40’s maybe even the 50’s this weekend, the snow-melt is also another worry since there is almost a half foot of snow in most places across the Ohio Valley. After speaking with Marshall county’s Emergency management director, Tom Hart, he says that creeks and streams will be affected, and for those who live near them should be on the lookout if the levels start rising. “With the warming temperatures and with anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of snow on the ground, we could see a significant snow-melt, so everyone just kind of needs to be aware of their surroundings and keep an eye out on the local creeks and streams.”

He also says this is not only affecting those who live near them. The snow melt could possibly create some flooded roadways, so do not drive through them if you come across one.

All in all, this is not expected to be a big event like last week, but some areas could affected, so just be careful while you are out there.

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