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This week's thaw could lead to ice-jam flooding. Photo: Larry Master
This week's thaw could lead to ice-jam flooding. Photo: Larry Master

Coming up: a wet week of showers, melting snow

In a break from cold and snow, the weather hazards of the next few days will involve rain, freezing rain, and possible flooding from ice-jammed rivers and streams.

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The National Weather Service is warning of hazardous weather this week in New York, but this time the threat is from freezing rain and flooding rather than falling snow.

A freezing rain advisory is in effect through early Wednesday afternoon in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. Forecasters say up to a tenth of an inch of glaze could form from about 4 a.m. on.

Then from Thursday night into Friday, forecasters say rising temperatures may lead to ice-jam flooding on rivers and streams around Buffalo, Rochester and northeast to Watertown.

In eastern and central New York, Tuesday's snow may be followed by rain later in the week, with temperatures rising into the 40s from Wednesday through Saturday.

 

ONTARIO Temperatures in southern Ontario are forecast to shoot upwards today and tomorrow as two separate weather systems are on a collision course towards the province.

Environment Canada says the “intense” system should bring heavy rain and strong winds to the province's southwest this afternoon, and then reach the Golden Horseshoe area by evening.

It expects rainfall totals could hit 40 millimetres, or more than that in areas that also see thunderstorms. Conservation authorities have in recent days been warning of an increased risk of flooding. (The Canadian Press)

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

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