SPOKANE, Wash. -

The weather is warming up so the urge to cool off is becoming more present. But before you head down to the Spokane River, the City of Spokane is urging people to take caution and stay out of the water.

The waters are still very cold and the river is running high and fast, three factors which could lead to potentially deadly consequences.

The river is starting to cover parts of the Centennial Trail and the National Weather Service says flows are currently at 25 and half feet, just a foot and a half short of flood stage.

Officials don't think it will reach the flood stage, but are urging residents to use caution around the river.