Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 261348
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
948 AM EDT Thursday, May 26, 2016
A ridge over the eastern US and a trof over the middle part of the country
through the weekend will perpetuate current conditions. Temperatures will
remain at to above normal. Occasional disturbances moving through the west to
southwest flow will produce showers and thunderstorms, especially over the
northwestern half of the basin.
Conditions look to quiet down early next week as a ridge becomes oriented
farther west of the Ohio Valley, but unsettled weather will return later next
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
No flooding is expected at this time.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Though light showers were scattered across much of the basin, significant rains
were confined to southern Illinois, Kentucky and western Tennessee. Basin
averages in this far southwestern portion of the Ohio Valley were 0.50 to near
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain is forecast for virtually all of the Ohio Valley, but amounts are expected
to be significant only in the western portion of the basin where averages will
range from 0.25 to 0.80 inch. some totals over 0.25 inch are forecast in the
higher terrain of the eastern portion of the basin.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation