Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 211633
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1233 PM EDT Friday, October 21, 2016
The area of low pressure that brought so much rainfall to the Ohio Valley over
the last 48 hours will gradually move east of the Ohio Valley today. As a
result, rainfall will taper off from west to east today.
The weekend will be dry for most of the Ohio Valley.
On Sunday evening through Monday morning a cold front will drop through the
Ohio Valley. It will be mainly a dry front, but some scattered showers are
possible in the northeastern Ohio Valley.
Another cold front with modest amounts of precipitation is forecast to move
through the region Wednesday night and Thursday.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Heavy rainfall has raised the potential for flooding in the western Ohio
Valley. Some very minor flooding is likely in portions of the Little Wabash
Watershed of southeastern Illinois and in the White Watershed of southwestern
Indiana. Elsewhere, flood potential is low, though some significant river rises
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain fell across the entire Ohio Valley. Heaviest basin averages ranged from
1.25 to 2.00 inches in southeastern Ohio, northwestern West Virginia,, portions
of western Pennsylvania and far western New York. Basin averages greater than
0.50 inch fell over central Indiana, eastern Kentucky, and all areas to the
north and east in the Ohio Valley.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain is expected in the eastern two-thirds of the Ohio Valley. Basin average
amounts increase to the east with 0.50 to 1.50 inches expected in far western
New York, western Pennsylvania and portions of West Virginia.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation