Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 311425
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1025 AM EDT Sunday, August 31, 2014
Deep gulf moisture will be drawn into the Ohio Valley providing numerous
showers and storms across the region. These will move gradually from west to
east across the basin today. A frontal boundary will then arrive late Tuesday
This feature will also bring unsettled conditions as it moves through, but high
pressure should sneak into at least the northern half of the basin until late
in week when heat and moisture will begin returning to entire the Ohio Valley.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Flood potential is currently low. Chances for localized flooding/flash
flooding will increase late this weekend into next week.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Widespread rainfall fell across much of the Ohio River forecast basin over the
past 24 hours. Heaviest amounts were in the southern basin where areas of two+
inches fell through middle TN and southern KY. Many other areas of the southern
basin received a half inch or greater. The northern half of the basin saw a few
smallish cores of an inch or so, but were mainly lighter...along the lines of a
few tenths or less.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Widespread precipitation is forecast for the next 48 hours. Heaviest
basin-average amounts total just over an inch in West Virginia and eastern KY.
Also have moderate totals through middle IN of three-quarters of an inch or
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation