Flooding Possible With Rain, Snow Melt Combination
An inch of rain combined with melting snow on Tuesday could cause smaller streams to flood, warn meteorologists.
Flooding is possible on Tuesday with the combination of melting snow and a rainstorm that will move into Danvers.
The National Weather Service said on Monday that minor flooding is possible for rivers and streams as well as poor drainage and “urban areas” on Tuesday and Tuesday night.
The flooding is possible because of the combination of “locally heavy rainfall” and the melting snow from last Friday’s storm, which dropped about a foot and a half of snow in Danvers.
“In addition, areas of dense fog may impact the region during this time,” the weather service said.
Meteorologist Jeremy Reiner at WHDH-TV also warned that while the inch of rain that is forecasted would not typically be significant, the chance of flooding emerges when combined with melting snow.
“Normally an inch of rain would lead to a yawn from me but with all that snow melting combined with that inch of rain plan on some minor street (and stream) flooding tomorrow night,” Reiner wrote in his latest blog entry on Monday morning.
Reiner’s colleague, Chris Lambert, recommended that drivers leave some extra time for the evening commute on Tuesday because of the possibility of “big puddles, ponding on the roads and flooding of poor drainage areas.”
“We shouldn't have widespread flooding issue in the rivers, although a few may approach flood stage, and small streams become quiet swollen,” Lambert wrote.