Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 011611
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1111 AM EST Monday, February 1, 2016
A cold front has cleared through much of the basin but is hung up in the
southeast Ohio Valley where some rain showers are falling along it.
Conditions will become mostly dry tonight and early Tuesday, but a stronger
cold front with plenty of moisture will begin to impact the region Tuesday
afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to move across the region
Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The potential for heavy rain exists,
particularly across the southern basin. This combined with snow melt could
cause some significant river rises.
Behind this storm, relatively drier and cooler conditions are expected the
rest of the work week into the weekend.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
The flood potential will rise sharply midweek as above normal temperatures
team with the threat of heavy rain Tuesday-Wednesday.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain fell across much of the region. Amounts north of the Ohio River were
around 0.10" or less. Meanwhile, parts of KY, TN, and WV received between
0.10" to 0.50".
...54-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Most areas north of the Ohio River will see between 0.25" to 1.00". Heavier
totals are forecast south of the mainstem with between 0.75" to 1.50"
expected. Locally heavier totals are likely in thunderstorms.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation