Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 301408
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
1008 AM EDT Thursday, April 30, 2015
Low pressure will drop south out of Michigan into the basin today and will
slowly move southeastward out of the area on Friday. This will provide
widespread, but light rainfall.
The weekend will see mostly dry conditions and warming temperatures as high
pressure builds over the eastern US. A warm front will lift through the
western Ohio Valley. Some showers and storms may push into the northwest half
of the basin early next week, but high pressure over the southeastern US is
expected to limit activity from moving farther southeast.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
With no excessive rainfall in the forecast, the potential for flooding is low.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain was scattered over various portions of the Ohio Valley. Basin average
amounts were generally less than 0.25 inch. Only some portions of north central
Ohio saw basin averages approaching a half inch.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain will affect most areas,though amounts over the western half of the Ohio
Valley will be very light. Amounts will increase to the east where eastern West
Virginia will see up to an inch of precipitation.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation