Air quality alert at reduced levels in effect until midnight Tuesday, storms possible

Allegany County north, east and south remains under an Air Quality Alert of Unhealthy for Sensitive Individuals through midnight today, a reduction from the unheatlhy for all rating Monday which has been caused by particles blowing in from the west from Central and Western Canadian wildfires.

The air will become better during the day as a slow-moving cold front passes through the region from the west, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo, which may result in showers and thunderstorms, along with possible isolated excessive rain to the east of the Genesee River Valley.

These conditions should clear out for a sunny day, with temperatures in the high 70s, on Wednesday, before unstable weather is forecast to return to the area for the remainder of the week.

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