Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 211547
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1047 AM EST Saturday, February 21, 2015
Heavy rains are forecast south of the Ohio River today as a moist low
pressure system crosses the region. A mixed bag of precipitation is forecast
along and north of the Ohio River. Behind this system, colder air will return
to the basin. Conditions will generally be dry next week, except for some
flurries or light snow showers under a northwest flow pattern.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
With temperatures warming into the 40s and low 50s south of the Ohio River
and areas of heavy rain expected through the day Saturday, there is a
potential for river flooding this weekend for southern basin locations.
The flood threat will decrease next week as temperatures plummet.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Wintry type precipitation fell across of the Ohio Valley with the heavier
totals of 0.50" to 1.50" in the southwest and little to no precipitation
for the far north and east.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain totaling 1" to 2" is forecast south of the Ohio River. Wintry mix of
rain, sleet, and snow will fall across the northern half of the basin with
amounts ranging from 0.10" to 0.50".
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation