The next weather system is expected to arrive late Friday night or early Saturday morning with precipitation amounts expected to be "way less than what we have seen lately,"
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Those who have been unable to remain in their homes due to flooding or subsequent damage may be eligible.
"There remains much uncertainty on how changes to the river channel, depleted floodplain storage, and overfull tributaries may affect Nooksack River flooding."
Damage done to the levee system during the mid-November flooding has the potential to allow flooding to occur at lower river levels.
There was a traffic backup stretching nearly 4 miles when the announcement to reopen the lane was made.
Rain is forecast to begin late tonight and continue through Thursday morning.
Alternate routes around the slide area are either closed or also reported to be impacted by water and/or debris over the roadway.
The closures are due to the dangers in getting to and from schools due to flooding.
But recent damage to levees and changes to the river channel continue to create uncertainty about what to expect as the river rises this time.