Near-perfect spring melt should continue into early April
A near-perfect spring melt should continue into early April, forecasters said Monday.
A cold, high-pressure system in the wake of last Wednesday's storm has dominated the weather for the past week, producing thawing daytime temperatures and freezing nights.
No significant precipitation is forecast before Sunday, and what does fall likely will be less than a tenth of an inch and should come as a mix of rain and snow, according to an outlook by the National Weather Service.
Despite the near-perfect melt, rivers are rising from runoff because soils are too saturated to fully absorb the runoff.
Beyond the first few days of April, a gradual change in the weather pattern is expected, with an increased risk of above-normal precipitation from April 5 through April 11.
Similarly, continued below-normal temperatures are expected for early April.