Warmer temps leading to melting snow this week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.(WNAX)- Warmer temperatures are rapidly melting the heavy snow cover across northern parts of South Dakota, adding to flood worries.

Phil Schumacher at the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls says dry ground will soak up a lot of that melt.

Schumacher says they don’t expect a repeat of March 2019.

Schumacher says they don’t expect flooding along the Missouri River.

The Weather Service is predicting moderate flood chances along the James, Vermillion and Big Sioux Rivers as that snow melts.