The melt is coming

Ice flakes into crystals atop the frozen surface of a pond, as sub-freezing temperatures kept their hold on the county this week.

Get ready to watch the snow melt in parts of Grant County.

The Weather Service says temps will break out of the freezing zone today, with a high of 34 predicted for John Day.

The weekend will be warmer, with highs of 39 Saturday and 43 Sunday, but overnight lows will dip to the 20s again.

Across the region, there could be ice jams on some rivers and streams, set up by the arctic air of recent days.

Minor flooding could occur where ice jams force flowing water over the banks, the Weather Service said in a hydrologic outlook notice today.

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