Precipitation Possible Friday: watching river levels carefully

Precipitable values are possible on Friday for our southern neighbors later this week

Each flood warning has been broken down piece by piece below, lets get right to it.

  • Portions of Highway 323 are closed due to flooding south of Ekalaka. Keep in mind that these warnings could be extended.

  • Although river levels are expected to fall after Tuesday, the warning will remain in effect until at least Friday

  • Continued snow melt will keep the Moreau River above flood stage until at least Friday, where the river is expected to start falling

  • The Cheyenne River is expected to go through many fluctuations before rising again on Thursday. Levels have yet to be determined, but anyone living along its’ banks should have a way to receive warnings

  • The entirety of the county is under a Flood advisory, but the White river specifically is expected to remain at high levels through this week. Anticipated precipitation could pose a problem going towards Friday. We will monitor that approaching system carefully as Friday approaches.

  • Further downstream in Jackson County, the White river is expected to crest sometime Wednesday before hopefully receding. Keep in mind that precipitation values up river near the panhandle of Nebraska could contribute to further flooding down the road for Jackson County

  • Many roads are still impassable and flood warnings could continue beyond Wednesday morning. Make sure not to drive around barricades and never drive over a water covered road. The foundation beneath the road may be washed away and may only be solid in appearance

  • Flood advisories exist throughout the region and are expected to continue at least through Thursday. more precipitation on Friday could extend these advisories through the weekend.

  • Dry, warm conditions are expected through at least Wednesday evening. Areas to our North could see precipitation on Thursday morning, including Perkins, Harding and Carter County, Montana. Friday is a toss up as the observed system still sits off shore and will change its course in forecast guidance. High precipitable values look likely for the Southern portions of our area, particularly the panhandle of Nebraska. We will watch the system with interest.


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