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Flooding Not Expected To Be Issue With Warm Trend

Sonora, Ca — The National Weather Service says the region will see above average temperatures over the remainder of the week as high pressure builds up across the area.

With temperatures projected to be in the mid-eighties on Saturday and Sunday for portions of the Mother Lode and Sierra Nevada, there will likely be an increase in snow melt. Officials, however, say that there is little fear that this will result in any type of flooding.

“With the current river levels, we are not anticipating any problems this weekend with the Tuolumne or Merced Rivers,” says Yosemite Spokesperson Scott Gediman. “Should a warming trend happen three weeks to a month from now when the rivers are at higher levels, then it would be a concern.”

The National Weather Service adds that even if a stream or river looks cool or inviting during the warm stretch, the water will still be very cold and possibly dangerously fast. Residents are advised to use caution.

Written by BJ Hansen