Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 261631
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1230 pm EDT Saturday, July 26, 2014
A disturbance moving southeast across the Ohio Valley this morning
generated some showers and a few thunderstorms, mainly over Indiana.
With afternoon heating, more scattered showers and thunderstorms may
develop, mainly north of the Ohio River.
By late tonight, a more organized round of showers and thunderstorms will
be developing. A stronger disturbance and a cold front will push east
across the basin late tonight through early Monday. This system will
bring showers and thunderstorms, along with the potential for some areas
of heavy rain.
Once that system passes, cooler, drier air will settle over the eastern
U.S. for the first part of next week.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
The chance for locally heavy rainfall tonight through Sunday will raise
the potential for some minor flooding, mainly across Indiana, southern
Ohio and into West Virginia. Otherwise, river flood potential remains
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain was scattered across areas north of the Ohio River, with some rain
also falling on the northern half of West Virginia. Amounts ranged from
a maximum of 1.00 to 1.25 inch over part of west central Indiana, to 0.10
inch and less elsewhere.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain is forecast over the entire Ohio Valley. The heaviest rain is
expected over West Virginia, where amounts of 1.50 to around 2.00 inches
are forecast. Amounts of 1.00 to 1.50 inch are forecast over the southern
half of Indiana and southern Ohio. Lighter amounts are forecast over the
remainder of the basin.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation