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NOAA officials are predicting a mixed bag for drought, flooding, and warm weather for spring

Courtesy: NOAA Courtesy: NOAA
Courtesy: U.S. Drought Monitor Courtesy: U.S. Drought Monitor
Courtesy: U.S. Drought Monitor Courtesy: U.S. Drought Monitor

Officials released their three-month U.S. Spring Outlook Thursday.

Climatologist's say odds favor above-average temperatures over the next three months from April to June.

For flooding, they say the Big Sioux River in South Dakota and the Little Sioux River in Iowa may also see minor to moderate flooding.

As for drought conditions, it's not going away any time soon but it might be reduced for part of our area.

"The bullseye on our exceptional really extends in South Dakota, in Nebraska and in western portions of Kansas and Colorado, there are pockets of that exceptional drought in Texas as well and we do expect some improvement in the Iowa and South Dakota portion," Laura Furgione, deputy director of NOAA's National Weather Service said.

Officials also encourage people to get ready for spring weather threats.

One of the ways you can stay in touch is by downloading ktiv's weather app for Android or Apple iOS products.

For more preparation and safety information, click here to see the full release.

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