Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 161357
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
957 AM EDT Saturday, May 16, 2015
Moist, southwesterly flow will fuel scattered showers and thunderstorms across
the Ohio Valley all this weekend into early next week. A cold front will
eventually slide across the basin Monday night and Tuesday ushering in a
cooler, drier airmass. This will bring relatively quiet conditions the rest
of the week.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Despite the unsettled weather the next few days, the potential for river
flooding will remain relatively low. No widespread excessive rain is
expected. Locally heavy rains may result in some flash flooding, however.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Showers and thunderstorms were scattered throughout the region. More
concentrated activity fell in the southwest, western, and northeastern
basin. Amounts in these areas were generally in the 0.25" to 1.25" ballpark
with locally heavier amounts mainly in parts of western KY and IN.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Showers and thunderstorms are forecast throughout much of the basin. A
large portion of the Ohio Valley will see 0.50" to 1.00" with locally
heavier amounts possible. The northwest and southeast basin should see
lesser amounts, under 0.50" on average.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation