FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The National Weather Service says the Red River at Fargo is forecast to rise to 32 feet by next week, 2 feet above major flood stage.

The weather service released its first deterministic river forecast Monday. The Forum reports that the forecast is based on current river conditions and the temperature and precipitation outlook.

The Red River currently stands at about 16.44 feet. Flood stage begins at 18 feet. Major flood stage is 30 feet. The forecast doesn't say when the Red River will crest in Fargo. That prediction is expected to be issued later this week.

Sandbagging operations are getting underway in communities along the Red River this week.