Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 201549
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1149 AM EDT Monday, March 20, 2017
A couple of waves of storms and rainfall will affect the Ohio Valley today
ahead of a cold front that will pass through the basin later today and tonight.
High pressure will build into the area from the north on Wednesday and exit to
the east on Thursday.
By Friday a warm front is expected to develop and lift north of the basin.
After the warm front and before a cold front passage over the weekend,
unsettled and wet conditions are expected. Several disturbances moving through
the region will keep conditions unsettled into next week.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
The flood potential will remain low in most areas through this week. There is
some potential of minor flooding in Indiana as a result of rains that fall
ahead of and along tonight`s cold front passage.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain fell over the northwest quadrant of the Ohio Valley. Basin averages
through 8am EDT were highest in northern Indiana where they ranged from 0.40 to
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rainfall is expected across most of the Ohio Valley. Basin average amounts will
be highest in portions of eastern Indiana and western Ohio where they will
range from 0.50 to 1.30 inches.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation