Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 241511
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1111 AM EDT Friday, March 24, 2017
A warm front lifted through the Ohio Valley Thursday and Thursday night. While
some residual showers are possible, the region is generally expected to stay
dry today. A cold front followed by an associated low pressure system will
push through the region over the weekend. This will provide more significant
rain amounts to the basin, though excessive amounts are not expected.
Another, less intense, low pressure system is forecast to move through the
basin around next Tuesday. It will provide another dose of rainfall to the
Finally, late next week and into next weekend a more significant low pressure
system and associated cold front is forecast to affect the Ohio Valley.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Flood potential is low through the weekend. With the frequency of rain events
to follow, the potential for minor flooding will rise next week...especially
in the western portion of the Ohio Valley.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain fell over much of the northeastern half of the Ohio Valley as well as in
eastern Illinois and western Kentucky. Basin average amounts were generally
light at 0.25 inch or less.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Through 8AM EDT Sunday, rains are expected over nearly the entire Ohio Valley.
Basin average amounts will increase to the west and south with ranging from
0.50 to 1.00 inch in eastern Illinois, portions of Kentucky and middle
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation