Warm Up, Then Rain, Could Lead to Flooding

Apr 14, 2014

Rain and melting snow are keeping rivers running high in northern New England, increasing the chance of flooding.  Almost all of the region, along with northern-most New York State are under flood watches.The National Weather Service said minor flooding occurred Sunday morning along the Barton River in Coventry, Vt., and urged anyone traveling near streams and rivers to seek higher ground at the first sign of rising water.   The situation could get a lot worse this week as the forecast calls for two days of temperatures mostly in the 60s, followed by maybe an inch or more of rain Tuesday into Tuesday night.   Temperatures will fall back below normal Wednesday, but, by then, major rivers could be cresting above flood stage. The weather service says any flooding today is likely to be minor field and road flooding, with the potential for more significant flooding Tuesday through Wednesday.