At the top of the National Weather Service's report is a paragraph heading
that says "There Is Good News!"
The mild temperatures have enabled a gradual runoff so far. The ground
is absorbing some water.
Below normal rainfall's forecast into next week.
Temperatures are still warming slowly. A rapid warmup to almost seasonal
temperatures will start at the end of the week.
From Grand Forks south, snow will be melted and moving into ditches,
streams, and rivers. There will be overland flooding.
For the northern Red River Valley, it'll take a little longer for general snowmelt
The current seven-day precipitation outlook calls for one-fourth to one-half
inch of precipitation in the northern Red River Basin.
North Dakota tributaries to the Red River are not responding yet to this
warmup so no flood forecasts just yet.