Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 181539
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1039 AM EST Wednesday, November 18, 2015
A vigorous storm system currently over the plains will lift north into Canada
today. An associated band of heavy rainfall will move east through the basin
today and tonight, exiting to the east by Thursday morning.
High pressure will move into the basin behind this system keeping the end of
the work week dry.
A cold front will race through the basin over the weekend. While this front
will not bring much moisture, it will feature colder temperatures, resulting
in some rain showers changing to snow across the Ohio Valley.
Temperatures will warm again next week, with warmer than normal conditions
expected by mid-next week.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Very minor flooding is occurring on the Little Wabash River of southern
Illinois. While some significant river rises are likely, no additional flooding
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain fell over the western half of the Ohio Valley. Basin average amounts
increased to the west. Highest amounts were confined to southeastern Illinois
which saw 1.50 to nearly 2.50 inches.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain is forecast across the entire Ohio Valley with basin averages greater than
an inch forecast across portions of Kentucky, middle Tennessee, southern West
Virginia and far western Virginia. Basin averages will approach 2 inches in
far western Virginia.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation