Allegany County and Southern Tier enter ‘Abnormally Dry’ conditions phase

The sunny, rain-free weather for many days is having summer repercussions.

The U.S. Drought Monitor has declared Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York, including Allegany County, to be “abnormally dry,” with the U.S. Geological Survey showing Genesee River levels at Wellsville being “low,” and measurements in neighboring counties being at the next higher level of “much below.”

There is a slight chance of showers tonight and tomorrow afternoon locally, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo, with a chance of rain — less than 50 percent — in the forecast starting Monday.

The U.S. Drought Monitor Map is available at

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