The recent, unseasonably warm weather across the KMZU listening area has resulted in a quick and dramatic decrease in snow cover, but has lead to an increased risk of flooding. Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with National Weather Service Meterologist Matthew Dukes:

Audio: Matthew Dukes

The combination of melting snow and possible ice jams can block or slow a river, leading to a rise in water levels.  The snow will continue to melt this week as the warmth intensifies, but it will take time for the ground to absorb the moisture.  The forecast is calling for rain Thursday and through the weekend, with the strongest chance on Saturday night.