The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for this weekend in Star Valley.
According to the weather service, significant low elevation snowmelt Saturday through Sunday night will cause flooding in the western valleys. Temperatures in the middle to upper 50’s are expected across Jackson Hole and Star Valley on Saturday. Low temperatures on Sunday are forecasted to be in the middle 30’s to near 40 degrees. Strong southerly winds at 15 to 30 mph are also expected across the western valleys Saturday afternoon through early Sunday morning. Expect rain in the western valleys to start Saturday afternoon and last through Sunday afternoon.
The flood watch includes Star Valley along with Jackson Hole and south Lincoln County. Flooding of smaller streams, culverts, and other low lying areas is expected to be the greatest by Sunday afternoon as snowmelt runoff will be peaking at that time.
Stephen Malik, Lincoln County Emergency Management, spoke with Dan Dockstader Thursday during the Weekday Wake-up on SVI Radio about preparedness and available county resources. The full conversation can be heard by clicking here.