Tamarack snow

Snow covers Tamarack Sunday. Heavy rains have prompted flood warnings for streams in at least four area counties. Up to 3 inches of rain fell before changing over to wet snow in many areas. The National Weather Service issued flood warnings for Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe and Pocahontas counties.

Winter paid the area a visit to make sure we don’t get too excited about spring, but high temperatures Monday and Tuesday and more rain forecast Wednesday may produce some flooding around problem creeks.

Tim Axford, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Charleston, assures that little to no additional snow accumulation should occur Sunday night into Monday morning.

“Going into Sunday night, the temperature will cool down and some of the water where snow has melted may refreeze, creating an issue,” he cautioned.

Early Monday morning, temperatures may be into the low 20s, he explained.

Temperatures will rebound during the day Monday, not as high as they have been, but up into the mid-40s, noted Axford. Most of the snow should melt during the day Monday, but temperatures in the low 20s may cause freezing on roadways again.

“Tuesday will warm up considerably into the upper 50s, and we will see clear skies, but another storm system will bring the possibility of thunderstorms on Wednesday and moderate rainfall,” he said.

Axford added, “Saturated grounds and not much time between systems creates the potential for water issues. The creeks and streams will be swollen.”

A National Weather Service flood warning is issued for the Greenbrier River.

Heavy rain is expected to cause the river to rise just above the flood stage in Alderson on Monday.

— E-mail: splummer@register-herald.com

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