Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 251352
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
952 AM EDT Friday, July 25, 2014
Friday will be dry for most of the basin, but some showers and storms to the
west of the region may sneak into the western portion of the basin later today.
A disturbance is expected to push into the northwest Ohio Valley early Saturday
morning. This will bring showers and storms into the region, especially in the
northern and western portions of the basin.
Another storm complex is forecast to move through the basin Saturday night and
into Sunday. This will be in association with a cold front that will push
through the entire Ohio Valley by Monday morning.
Next week a deep trough of low pressure will settle over the eastern US keeping
precipitation amounts low and temperatures cooler than normal. The trough is
forecast to retrograde westward late next week, opening the door for tropical
moisture to lift into the eastern portion of the basin around the beginning of
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Flood potential remains low. Some locally heavy rainfall over the weekend will
raise the potential for some minor flooding...mainly in Indiana.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain fell over the southeastern quadrant of the Ohio Valley. Basin average
amounts were generally low, but some were locally in the 1.50 inch range.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain is forecast over nearly the entire Ohio Valley. Highest basin average
amounts will range from 1.00 to 1.80 inches in east central Illinois, central
Indiana and far southwestern Ohio.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation