Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 241718
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
118 PM EDT Sunday, July 24, 2016
Heat and high humidity continues to encompass the Ohio River valley currently.
Precipitation-wise a series of convective systems are moving from west to east
along the northern fringes of the Ohio River forecast basin. This will bring
periods of locally heavy rains to areas of northern Indiana, northern Ohio, and
northwest PA today. A cold front will begin to try to push down further south
into the basin tomorrow and tomorrow night, giving more areas of the northern
and also the central basin a chance of more widespread precip. Of course,
where any thunderstorms fire, locally heavy rain is possible.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Flood potential will remain low over the Ohio Valley this week....save for any
locally heavy precipitation where isolated thunderstorms persist.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Precipitation was confined the northwest, east, and southern fringes. Highest
totals were very local scale areas that received an inch to two inches. Most of
the rest of the Ohio River valley remained dry.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Heaviest precipitation is forecast around three-quarters of an inch up along the
northern fringes of the basin. Obviously smaller, local scale areas could
receive quite a bit more. The rest of the basin is forecast to receive
precipitation....generally less than a quarter of an inch, basin-average.
Obviously, the precipitation that falls will be more scattered and swathy in a
convective, summertime regime like we are in.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation