Twin Tiers weather spotters are being advised their services may be needed over the next day or so as rain moves into the area, returning a threat of localized ice jams or flooding.

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The National Weather Service in Binghamton says the precipitation combined with continued melting of snow and ice has a potential for causing some water issues.

The forecast early February 22 was calling for rain to move into the area by afternoon with daytime rainfall of between a tenth and a quarter of an inch.  The rain was forecast to continue through Tuesday night with another tenth to a quarter of an inch of precipitation.  Many riverbanks around the region, meanwhile, are littered with chunks of ice piled several feet high.

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Meanwhile, forecasters are also keeping an eye on another system that could bring heavy snow or a wintery mix at the end of the week.

The forecast issued on February 22 did not discuss snowfall accumulations but did call for a slight chance of snow for the afternoon February 24 with a 90 to 100 percent chance of snow overnight and Friday, February 25.

Temperatures are also expected to return to winter levels with a low Saturday forecast to be in the teens.

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