Saturday: Flood Watch Continues


The National Weather Service is continuing its flood watch for northern New York, as temperatures go up.

Temperatures are on rise just days after some areas received up to five feet of snow.

In Jefferson and Lewis counties, a flood watch has been issued beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday and continuing through 1 p.m. Sunday. In St. Lawrence County, the watch ends late Sunday morning.

Lewis County also has a freezing rain advisory in effect from 9 p.m. Friday until 3 a.m. Saturday.

Meteorologists say the potential for flooding stretches from Buffalo to the New York City area, where the flood watch is in effect for most of Saturday.

Most upstate areas are under a flood watch starting Saturday morning and continuing through Sunday.
The flood potential comes just days after a blizzard dumped as much as 5 feet of snow on parts of the north country.

Rain is in the forecast for the weekend, accompanied by temperatures in the 40s and 50s.

The NWS says the primary risk for flooding will be from ice jams.

The warm weather and increased flows will break river ice, which can then become jammed around sharp curves, bridges or other obstructions.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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