Favourable winter conditions may give people living in the Red River Valley a break from spring flooding.

The U.S. National Weather Service issued its second flood forecast of 2014 on Thursday. It shows little change from the first with a low to moderate risk for severe flooding along the Red River and its tributaries.

Forecasters warn that could change, depending on the melt and any late storms. Manitoba's government is expected to release its first flood forecast next week.