Ice jams cause flooding in Northeast as another snow storm looms

Winter weather conditions continue to plague the Northeast.

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The combination of melting snow, mild temperatures, and heavy rain have caused numerous ice jams to form in several Northeast states, including Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Vermont and Massachusetts. The ice jams have caused some evacuations in areas near rising creeks and rivers. The ice jams are also responsible for shutting down parts of roadways.

Despite much colder temperatures than the end of last week, the threat of ice jam-related flooding will remain on Sunday across much of the Northeast. Runoff from heavy rain in area waterways, combined with chunks of ice will continue to cause water levels to change. Some parts of the region have flood watches and advisories through Sunday. Some waterways will begin to refreeze on Sunday.

It’s going to be a chilly Sunday for most of the Eastern U.S.

It is a frigid Sunday morning across much of the eastern U.S. Some parts of the Northeast quickly dropped in temperature on Saturday and most locations were 30 to 50 degrees colder than they were compared to Friday. This latest cold blast extends all the way to the Southeast coast where it is feeling like teens this morning.

Parts of the Plains will have some cloud cover.

A weak disturbance is moving Sunday morning through parts of the Central Plains, including Kansas and Missouri. Accumulations are expected to be light with only a couple of inches expected, but slick roads will be likely through the day on Sunday. The disturbance will dissipate as it moves south and east this morning.

Light slow is heading toward the Chicago area.
A cold blast is heading to the Northeast and Great Lakes region.

Another Arctic front is moving in from Southern Canada and will bring another punch of colder air and light snow to the central U.S. Light snow will be possible all…

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