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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A mixture of snow and rain over the weekend in combination with a recent bout of warm weather has raised the flood outlook across Minnesota.

Temperatures across the Red River basin will be cooler to start out the week, with lows dipping below freezing, according to the Department of Public Safety. By the end of the week, temperatures are expected to hit 50 degrees.

The Minnesota and Crow rivers will likely see their second crests this week. Hit hardest will likely be Mayer on the Crow River, expected to reach 17.4 feet by April 8. Delano is expected to hit 21.2 feet the following day.

Second crests on the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers are expected to be similar or lower than the first.

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