Warmer than average temperatures, mean melting snowpack and rising rivers.
Officials at the National Weather Service said several rivers in the state could reach flood stage, or close to it this week.
Temperatures are expected to be about 15 degrees above normal this week, which means the snowpack will continue to melt in the mountains.
But hydrologists said they aren?t expecting any major flooding this season.
?It's not going to be anything drastic as far as any type of flooding this year, just some minor stuff,? said National Weather Service hydrologist Ray Nickless. ??As we go in and continue to melt the snow, we're still going to have a nice stream flow as we go through the summer months.? Midweek, rivers and streams in Lincoln County could reach flood stage, specifically the Yaak River.
In the Flathead, the Middle and North Fork of the Flathead River are also expected to get close to flood stage by midweek.
And in Missoula County the Clark Fork and Bitterroot Rivers could get to flood stage by the end of the week.
The Weather Service is also reminding people that the continuing snowpack melt, means river temperatures will be cold. They?re reminding folks to use caution the next few weeks if they?re doing any sort of river recreation.
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