The Rains Continue: Flood update and Memorial Weekend Forecast

The additional rainfall is not helpful at this point, as we need more recovery time between systems

Before we dive right in to flood concerns, let’s get a quick breakdown of today’s forecast

  • Today will be our first day in some time with relatively dry conditions
  • Temperatures could reach the mid 60’s, with perhaps a slight chance of isolated showers, particular North of the Black Hills
  • Friday evening will be dry, and mostly clear with temperatures in the low to mid 40’s

  • Flood warnings continue this morning, but the good news is some rivers are on the downward trend
  • This could change however, with the recent rainfall we received Thursday evening into this morning
  • A break in widespread rain is expected through Sunday afternoon, but then resumes by Sunday evening going through Monday and Tuesday

  • Minor flooding of the Little Missouri River is expected to crest this evening into Saturday at 14.3 Feet
  • With additional rainfall, this could be pushed back, but there are no indications as of yet that this will occur

  • Major flooding of the Cheyenne River is expected to slowly fall going into Monday
  • With additional rainfall expected Sunday evening into Monday, the descent of the Cheyenne could be slowed down, or even rebound

  • Minor flooding of the Bad River is expected to fall further, falling below flood stage by early Saturday morning

  • Major flooding of the White River is on the downward trend, expecting to fall below flood stage by Saturday morning

  • All of these areas need to remain cautious, however, as 0.5″ to 1″ of additional rainfall has taken place in the mentioned areas as of last night
  • Our next batch of significant rainfall isn’t expected until at least Sunday afternoon, so a quick break is expected

  • The areas hit hardest by flooding can expect relief over the next 2 days as drier conditions take over
  • A few pop-up showers and thunderstorms are expected in the Black Hills Saturday, but look to remain in those areas for the most part

  • Any outdoor activities in the Black Hills should be planned on Saturday and early Sunday
  • By Sunday afternoon, a large system is expected to  impact the region, bringing first thunderstorms, and then widespread rain
  • Several inches of rain could be possible in some areas by Tuesday

Conditions look to improve by Wednesday and Thursday of next week, with warm and dry conditions. Continue to keep a wary eye on rivers, streams and other flood prone areas over the next 7 days, as plenty of snow melt will be taking place through this weekend. Be sure to send in pictures of any flooding you encounter, it can help us warn our neighbors downstream!

Have a safe, and meaningful Memorial Weekend.

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