Twin Tiers Face Swinging Temperatures and Flood Potential
The Twin Tiers won’t be able to totally enjoy the unseasonably warm weather that comes on the heels of historically low wind chills.
Emergency management and first responders are keeping close tabs on rivers and streams for ice jams that could lead to flooding.
Temperatures well above freezing, topping out in the 40s and 50s, combined with melting snow and ice from last week could contribute to loosening ice on the rivers and runoff raising the water levels.
Officials say, on the upside, the Southern Tier didn’t get as much snow as had been possible from last week’s winter storm, so the amount of melting snow flowing into the rivers and streams is more manageable. No serious flood issues are anticipated.
In addition to concerns about water levels, mixed precipitation mid-week could result in slippery roads.