Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 281447
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1047 AM EDT Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Low pressure over the West Virginia late Tuesday morning will continue to move
eastward out of the basin today allowing rainfall to gradually taper off from
west to east. High pressure will pass over the region Wednesday keeping the
area generally dry.
From Thursday to Saturday morning low pressure will move slowly out of the
mid-Mississippi Valley, across the basin and into the mid-Atlantic states.
Periods of rain will affect the Ohio Valley throughout that time period.
After a brief area of high pressure moves across the area during the weekend,
another disturbance is forecast to affect the area Tuesday and Wednesday.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
The relatively wet pattern affecting the Ohio Valley will produce some
significant rises on area rivers, especially in the Wabash Watershed, flood
potential remains low.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain fell over the entire Ohio Valley. Basin averages were highest south of the
Ohio River where they ranged from 0.50 to 1.25 inch in Kentucky and Tennessee.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain is forecast across eastern Illinois, Indiana portions of Kentucky, eastern
Ohio, West Virginia, western Pennsylvania and far western New York. Basin
average amounts will be 0.30 inch or less.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation