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High Flood Alert for Yakima River

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RICHLAND, Wash.- People living near the Yakima River are ordered on high-alert this weekend.

The National Weather Service is forecasting the hot weather will bring flooding.

A snow pack 150 percent of normal combined with the region's first warm swing is expected to raise the levels in the Yakima above flood stage.  

Experts now estimate the river will be above flood stage by Sunday and continue rising through Tuesday.

"I don't have a crystal ball to project what it's going to be like next week at this time, but certainly if we have an extended period of hot weather we could see some pretty good flows down the river," said Steve Sautter with Benton County Emergency Services.

Check back with KNDU for updates throughout the weekend.