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Warm temperatures could yield flooding as snow melts

The wintry weather that has covered roads, rooftops, sidewalks and more will begin to melt with high temperatures warming into the 40’s.


Ryan Hansome with Shelby County Emergency Management says if you know of areas that tend to flood it’s time to be on the watch this week.  Be on the lookout for waterways and low-lying area.

Hansome also advises that residents should help keep drains on roadways and streets clear wherever possible.  Snow packed onto drains may prevent snow melt a path to exit further enhancing street flooding.


Hansome also notes that if you tend to have basement flooding you should make sure you’re sump pump is operational and ready, if needed.


A high of 41 degrees is in the forecast for Sunday. Monday calls for cloudy skies and 37.  Sunshine is in the forecast Tuesday through Friday with Wednesday the warmest day as the high tops out at 50 degrees.