Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 241528
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1028 AM EST Friday, February 24, 2017
A low pressure system will move across the Great Lakes today and tonight.
Friday night a cold front associated with the low will reach the western Ohio
Valley. Strong storms are expected to develop ahead of and along the cold
front. The front will move through the basin Friday night and exit to the
east early Saturday. The front will push the unseasonably warm temperatures
out of the basin with more seasonable conditions returning.
A disturbance is forecast to move through the basin on Monday providing some
modest amounts of rainfall. Another more significant low pressure system is
expected to develop and move through the basin around mid-next week.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Rain over the next 48 hours will produce some significant river rises,
especially on rivers in northern and western Indiana and northern Ohio, but at
this time flood potential is expected to remain low.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain was scattered across the northern Ohio Valley. Basin averages were
generally less than 0.20 inch across northern Indiana, northern Ohio,
northern Pennsylvania and far western New York.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain is expected across the entire Ohio Valley. Basin averages will be higher
in the central and northern portions of the forecast area, with a range of
0.50 to 0.75 inch. Most other areas will see 0.20 inch or greater,
while the far southeastern and southwestern Ohio Valley will be 0.10 inch
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation