Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 281612
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1212 PM EDT Thursday, July 28, 2016
Strong low pressure will cross the southern Ohio Valley today into the
overnight. Heavy rain is possible, especially across the southeast
basin. Otherwise, a front will remain stalled over the region the next few
days, bringing unsettled weather in the form of scattered showers and storms
through the weekend. High pressure may bring relatively drier conditions
for early next week.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Locally heavy rain forecast across the southern half of the basin could
produce some flooding the next few days. The flood threat will diminish
somewhat Friday into the weekend.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Very heavy rain fell in parts of KY and TN, southern IN, and extreme southwest
OH. Amounts in these areas ranged from 1" to 3" with locally heavier
amounts to 5". Much of the northern third of the region remained dry.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Amounts in the 1-3" ballpark are forecast in eastern KY, southeast OH, WV,
and southwest PA. Locally heavier amounts are possible. Most of this will
fall in the first 24 hours. Meanwhile, much of the western and northern
basin should see under 0.25" through the 2-day period.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation