Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 181638
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1238 PM EDT Saturday, March 18, 2017
Low pressure over the southern Great Lakes will move east out of the region
today and will be replaced by high pressure Sunday. A cold front is expected to
drop southward through the Ohio Valley on Monday night and Tuesday.
Another area of high pressure will roll through the basin late Wednesday and
Towards the end of next week, winds will turn southwesterly ahead of a low
pressure system, potentially bringing warmer than normal temperatures and
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
The flood potential will remain low through most of next week.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain affected nearly the entire Ohio Valley. Heaviest amounts were across the
south. Basin averages ranged from 0.50 to 1.25 inch across middle Tennessee,
southern Kentucky and portions of West Virginia.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Precipitation is forecast for the eastern half of the Ohio Valley. Basin
average amounts will increase to the east with portions of southwestern
Pennsylvania and eastern West Virginia expecting 0.20 to 0.30 inch.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation