FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency is warning that rain forecasted later this weekend could cause some roofs already covered in massive amounts of snow to collapse.
A Nor'easter dumped nearly two feet of light, fluffy snow on some parts of Massachusetts Thursday into Friday. MEMA warns that the snow will act as a sponge for rain expected to hit the area Sunday evening.
"Flat, commercial roofs are most susceptible if they are not draining properly," said MEMA Director Kurt Schwartz.
Temperatures are expected to rise Sunday and Monday, paving the way for rainfall on top of the snow. After the rain, temperatures will quickly snap back into the teens and 20s later in the week.
The agency says rooftop ice dams can form, causing water to build up and lead to interior damage. They offer the following tips to prevent collapsing: