The combination of rain and melting snow could make for a soggy weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the entire WKVI listening area through Sunday morning. Rainfall totals of between 1 and 3 inches are possible, with much of the precipitation expected Saturday night. Streams, creeks and low-lying areas are expected to flood first, but rivers could overflow their banks early next week. Residents who live in low-lying areas are urged to monitor forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. A watch merely means conditions are favorable for flooding to occur, while a warning means flooding is occurring.
Marshall County Emergency Management Agency Director Clyde Avery says barricades are put up for protection and says you should never try to drive around one. Turn around, don’t drown – don’t drive through flooded roadways, as the pavement underneath may be washed out. Also, Avery says motorists need to be extra cautious at night when it is more difficult to recognize flood dangers.