Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 161336
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
936 AM EDT Saturday, August 16, 2014
The Ohio Valley will enter a week of more unsettled weather. Initially some
scattered showers and storms will affect the western and northern Ohio Valley,
but by Sunday and Monday significant rains will push farther south and east.
Over the next 5 days or so, the southwestern half of the Ohio Valley is
expected to receive the most rainfall. Some areas that see repeated storm
activity over several days may see significant rises on rivers.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
The potential for flooding is low at this time, but may rise slightly in the
southwestern portion of the basin during the upcoming week.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Very little. Some showers affected far western Virginia and others moved into
eastern Illinois and west central Indiana. Basin average amounts were less than
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
The entire Ohio Valley will see some rainfall. Amounts will generally be higher
in the southwest with basin averages ranging from 0.75 to 1.25 inches in
eastern Illinois, southwestern Indiana, much of Kentucky and middle Tennessee.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation