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Warm Weather Ahead Could Mean Flooding in Grand Rapids

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The record setting snow and cold we’ve had this winter combined with a possible warm-up this week has created a risk of flooding in Grand Rapids.

A quick warm-up combined with rain could create big problems.

With ice covering our lakes, rivers, and streams, a quick melt of our deep snow leaves the water with little place to go.

Ice jams and flooding are a possibility.

Snow being forecast for Monday only adds to the future risk of flooding in Grand Rapids.

WZZM 13′s George Lessens expressed his concern last week.

The forecast hasn’t changed much since then.

Still looking at a chance of temperatures in the 40s and rain on Thursday.

As much as we’d like to enjoy some warmer temperatures after this long winter, a slow warm-up is what we need to avoid flooding in West Michigan.

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