Today is the first day of the season, but warmer weather can mean rising rivers and flooded basements for homeowners caught off guard by the changes in temperature.

“With the melting of the snow - and we generally get a spring rain like last week -we generally get a lot of calls this time of yearabout basements flooding,” said Chris Steinke, manager of Restoration Professionals of St. Cloud and St. Paul. From the St. Cloud Times.