Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 241746
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
146 PM EDT Thursday, July 24, 2014
By Thursday afternoon, a cold front had all but moved southeast of the Ohio
Valley. Widely scattered showers and an isolated thunderstorm will follow the
front out of the basin later this evening.
Friday will be dry.
A disturbance is expected to push into the northwest Ohio Valley early Saturday
morning. This will bring showers and storms into the region, especially in the
northern and western portions of the basin.
Another storm complex is forecast to move through the basin on Sunday. This
will be in association with a cold front that will push through the entire Ohio
Valley by Monday morning.
Next week a deep trough of low pressure will settle over the eastern US keeping
precipitation amounts low and temperatures cooler than normal. The trough is
forecast to retrograde westward late next week, opening the door for tropical
moisture to lift into the eastern portion of the basin around the beginning of
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Flood potential remains very low.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain fell over all but the far northwestern Ohio Valley. Most basin averages
were less than 0.50 inch but some local areas in Indiana and south of the Ohio
River received basin averages approaching 2 inches.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain is forecast over the southeastern Ohio Valley today and over the
northwestern Ohio Valley Saturday morning. Basin averages will be highest over
east central Illinois where 0.50 to 0.80 inch is expected.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation