NWS

(St. Paul, MN) -- National Weather Service chief forecaster Dan Luna tells top state and federal officials that Minnesota rivers statewide will see significant flooding likely by the last week in March. Luna says conditions will be worse if there's a quick snowmelt, and "terrible" if there's significant rain. He says even with a perfect, slow snowmelt river levels are going to be high because the soil's been very wet for a long time. Luna predicts the potential for significant flooding all the way into May and perhaps the summer.