Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 231625
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1225 PM EDT Thursday, March 23, 2017
A warmer and wetter trend is in store as conditions become more unsettled over
the Ohio Valley.
A warm front will lift through the Ohio Valley today and tonight. This feature
will bring light rain to much of the northern half of the basin. A cold front
followed by an associated low pressure system will push through the region over
the weekend. This will provide more significant rain amounts to the basin,
though excessive rainfall is not expected.
Another, less intense, low pressure system is forecast to move through the
basin around next Tuesday. It will provide another dose of rainfall to the
Finally, late next week and into next weekend a more significant low pressure
system and associated cold front is forecast to affect the Ohio Valley.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Flood potential is low through the weekend. With the frequency of rain events
to follow, the potential for minor flooding will rise next week...especially in
the western portion of the Ohio Valley.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rainfall is forecast over all but the southern third of the Ohio Valley. Basin
average amounts will be very light in most areas. Only along the edges of the
basin in eastern Illinois and far western New York will basin averages range as
high as 0.25 to 0.50 inch.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation