Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 231508
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1108 AM EDT Sunday, April 23, 2017
Low pressure over the middle Mississippi Valley will drift southeast across the
southernmost Ohio Valley. This slow moving feature will keep conditions
unsettled over the southeastern portion of the basin today and Monday. After a
break in the weather, a cold front will push through the Ohio Valley Thursday
morning and afternoon bringing another dose of rain to the region.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
There will be significant river rises on the Cumberland, Kentucky, Kanawha and
Green Watersheds of the southern Ohio Valley, but the only high potential for
flooding is some minor to moderate flooding expected in the upper Cumberland
Watershed of southeastern Kentucky.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain generally fell south of a line from central Illinois to southern Indiana,
southern Ohio to far southwestern Pennsylvania. Basin average amounts increased
to the south with portions of southeastern Kentucky, southern West Virginia,
middle Tennessee and far western Virginia receiving 0.50 to 2.50 inches.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain is forecast south of the Ohio River, but also in western Pennsylvania and
western New York. Basin average amounts increase to the southeast with far
southeastern Kentucky, southern West Virginia and far western Virginia
expecting 1.25 to almost 3.00 inches.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation