Allegany County snow forecasts increase for Monday through early Wednesday morning

SUNDAY EVENING UPDATE: This winter’s first significant snowfall forecast has more than doubled since this morning in some areas of Allegany County, with a LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING, from which the precipitation is tracking, remaining in effect from 10AM Monday through 7AM Wednesday in Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties.

More than a foot of snow in the most northwestern sector of the county is possible for the storm duration, according to the National Weather Service at Buffalo, with the effect diminishing to the southeast.

Gusty winds in the 30MPH range are expected to lead to blowing snow during segments of this weather event.

A WINTER STORM WATCH also has been posted now for neighboring McKean County in Pennsylvania.

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