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Beware of flooding

MARQUETTE, MI (AP)--   Weather officials say flooding is possible in parts of the Upper Peninsula next week as waters recede in other parts of the state. 

Heavy rains and melting snow have brought flooding to parts of the Lower Peninsula, including the Grand Rapids and Saginaw areas. Now, the National Weather Service says the Upper Peninsula could see flooding as temperatures warm and snow melts.

The weather service says above-normal temperatures in the 60s or 70s are possible this weekend in the U.P., speeding the melting of snow. Some creeks and streams could quickly rise starting Friday. River flooding could start as early as Sunday, especially in the central and western U.P.

Officials are urging people near creeks, streams and rivers to be on the lookout for rising waters and use caution.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.