Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 301438
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
938 AM EST Friday, January 30, 2015
Snow showers affecting the eastern Ohio Valley on Friday morning will end later
today as high pressure moves into the region.
A significant storm system is forecast to move through the middle Ohio Valley
on Sunday and Sunday evening. Moisture will reach well out ahead of the storm,
moving into the western Ohio Valley on Saturday evening. The southern portion
of the basin will see rain for most of the system, while the north will see
mostly snow. It is difficult to make out where the rain/snow line will be at
this time, due to uncertainty in the track of the low pressure system.
Next week is expected to feature below normal temperatures and below normal
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
The potential for flooding is low.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
All but the west central portion of the basin saw precipitation. Amounts
generally increased to the northeast with 0.25 to 0.50 inch forecast in
northeastern Ohio, far western New York and western Pennsylvania.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Precipitation is forecast across all but middle Tennessee. Basin averages will
generally be light, but amounts between 0.25 and 0.40 inch are forecast in east
central Illinois and central Indiana.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation