Allegany County sandwiched between Flood Watch and accumulating snow

A FLOOD WATCH for Steuben and counties to the east, and accumulating snow for Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties west are in the forecast, starting late tomorrow afternoon.

In Allegany County, the National Weather Service (NWS) is projecting less severity, although afternoon rain is expected to intensify Sunday, becoming heavy overnight and Monday, before turning to an inch or two of snow starting in late afternoon Monday through Tuesday morning.

The Flood Watch is in effect from 5PM Sunday through 5AM Tuesday to the east, with excessive runoff creating potential for flooding of rivers, creeks, streams and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.

To the west, rain also will change to snow late Monday afternoon or evening, with moderate accumulating lake enhanced snow lasting through Tuesday morning, particularly at higher elevations.

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and continue to monitor for updates throughout the area.

Allegany Hope is a Weather-Ready Nation AmbassadorTM and due to the county’s location being in or bordering three NYS forecast offices, Allegany Hope Weather Resources provides forecast and other information from National Weather Services stations at Buffalo, for Allegany County west, Binghamton for Steuben County east, and State College, Pa., for Potter and McKean counties in Pennsylvania, along with regional and national data.

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