Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 221356
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
956 AM EDT Friday, July 22, 2016
A weak front will drop southward through the northern Ohio Valley today. It
will act as a focus for shower and storm development which should gradually
track southward as the day progresses. Moisture will linger in the northwest
portion of the basin on Saturday, so storms will be aligned across the west and
south portions of the basin tomorrow.
A cold front will pass through the region late in the weekend with slightly
cooler and drier air behind it. Areal coverage of showers and storms will then
increase later next week.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Flood potential will remain low over the Ohio Valley this week.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain fell over northern portions of the forecast area. Basin average amounts
were generally light at less than 0.25 inch, but some local areas in portions
of eastern Illinois, Indiana and northwestern Pennsylvania received 0.50 to
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Virtually all of the Ohio Valley is expected to see rainfall over the next
48-hours, but much of it will be light. Heaviest basin average rainfall is
forecast to be 0.50 to 0.75 inch in portions of southern Illinois, southern
Indiana, northern Kentucky and northwestern Pennsylvania.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation