Warm Weather Ahead Could Mean Flooding in Grand Rapids
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.
— George Lessens (@glessens) February 13, 2014
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.