YAKIMA, Wash., -- Thanks to temperatures close to 80° that we saw earlier this week, more snow is melting in the mountains and some local rivers and streams are nearing flood stage.
The Naches River is under a Flood Warning until Saturday evening as the water level as of Thursday morning is about a foot away from 16 feet, which is flood stage for the river.
The National Weather Service is calling for minor flooding overnight for the Naches River as well as smaller creeks and streams throughout the region.
Minor flooding may result in water making it onto the roadways with minimal damage to homes, but even just a little water on the roads could create hazardous driving conditions.
"Sometimes as little as one foot of water can move most vehicles off the road," says Hydrologist Marilyn Lohmann. "It really depends on how swiftly the water is moving and at this time of year the water is moving pretty swiftly and also the water is very cold."
Remember to always carry emergency supplies, like a blanket, batteries and food in your car... just in case.
If you want to check the latest updates on regional flooding, click here.
Friday, December 6 2013 8:09 PM EST2013-12-07 01:09:02 GMT
The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Washington has filed a civil complaint under the False Claims Act against Washington Closure Hanford LLC.More >>
The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Washington has filed a civil complaint under the False Claims Act alleging that Washington Closure Hanford LLC (WCH) and others falsely claimed credit for awarding tens of millions of dollars-worth of federal subcontracting business to small businesses including woman-owned small businesses.More >>