Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 271427
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1027 AM EDT Monday, March 27, 2017
A low pressure system over the mid-Mississippi Valley will move east up the
Ohio River late Monday and into Tuesday. This will provide a modest dose of
precipitation to the entire area.
Wednesday and the early part of Thursday will be dry under high pressure,
but another low pressure system will affect the region during the latter part
of the work week.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Approaching rainfall falling on relatively wet soils in the western Ohio Valley
may produce some minor flooding along the middle portion of the Wabash River.
Elsewhere, river levels will be on the rise but the threat of flooding will
remain relatively low.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Most of the Ohio Valley received rainfall, the exception being portions of
eastern Illinois and middle Tennessee. Heaviest basin averages were in eastern
Kentucky, portions of Ohio, southwestern Pennsylvania and West Virginia where
the range was 0.50 inch to just over an inch.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain is expected basinwide. Heaviest basin averages in middle and western
Kentucky and in middle Tennessee will range from 0.50 to 1.25 inches.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation