The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning this week in anticipation of significant low elevation snowmelt.
The warning states that snowmelt is expected over Star Valley, Jackson Hole and the lower elevations of Lincoln, Sublette and Sweetwater Counties through Saturday, March 18. Afternoon temperatures are expected to be in the middle to upper 40’s Tuesday and Wednesday warming into the lower 50s Friday and Saturday.
Rain is also forecasted over Jackson Hole and Star Valley Thursday before turning to snow Thursday night.
People living in Star Valley, Jackson Hole and the lower elevations of Lincoln, Sublette and Sweetwater Counties should prepare for flooding of low lying areas and small streams, as well as flooding of basements.