Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 271404
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1004 AM EDT Wednesday, May 27, 2015
A front dropping down from the northwest will generate some showers and
thunderstorms across parts of the Ohio Valley today. This feature will weaken
and sag into the southern basin Thursday as a ridge strengthens. The next
chance for significant precipitation will arrive late Friday into the weekend
as a stronger cold front dips into the basin. A stagnant weather pattern
could keep unsettled weather going into early next week.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Despite the unsettled weather the next several days, the potential for
river flooding will remain low. However, there is a risk of localized
flash flooding due to heavy rainfall/thunderstorms.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Showers and thunderstorms were widespread across the region. The heaviest
rain fell in TN, KY, OH, and WV. Amounts in these areas ranged from 0.25"
to 1.25" with locally heavier amounts to 2".
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are forecast throughout the region. On
average, amounts will range from a few hundredths to 0.50" with locally
heavier amounts possible in thunderstorms.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation