Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 281504
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1104 AM EDT Wednesday, September 28, 2016
A slow moving, broad area of low pressure dropping into the region will
produce widespread showers and embedded thunderstorms the next several days.
Rainfall totals could be quite heavy across the upper Ohio Valley. Amounts
there could range from 1" to 4". Elsewhere, around 0.50" or less will be
common. The stubborn low pressure is finally forecast to lift out of the
basin late this weekend.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Flood potential is currently low but will increase over the next few
days, mainly across western PA.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Showers developed in eastern Illinois, Indiana, and the western half of Ohio.
Amounts were generally light in most places, but slightly heavier in
western Ohio up to 0.50". A large majority of the Ohio Valley remained dry.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain is forecast for the entire Ohio Valley. Amounts of 1-3+" are expected
in northern OH, western NY, western PA, and northern WV. The middle and
southeast portions of the basin will see 0.25" to 0.75", while the
southern and western Ohio Valley receive around 0.25" or less.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation