UPDATED: Allegany County elevated to Slight Risk of severe weather today

Elevated risk designation area from the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center

UPDATED: The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., has elevated Allegany County south and west to a Slight Risk for severe weather today, with neighboring McKean County in Pennsylvania now under a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH.

Steuben County east now is under a Marginal Risk for severe weather, primarily as a result of winds.

National Weather Service at State College, Pa., map at top shows area, including Allegany County, at Marginal Risk for severe weather today, with charts at top right, showing specific dangers, all at five percent or less, including severe wind, severe hail, and tornado activity, from top to bottom. Chart at bottom shows degrees of severe weather and possible impacts.

EARLIER REPORT: This morning’s maps from the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center (SPC) and State College, Pa., forecast offices show Allegany and surrounding counties, except to the east, under a Marginal Risk of severe weather today as winds move in from the southeast and then switch over during the day to move from the southwest.

There are five percent chances or less predicted today for severe winds, severe hail and tornado activity, with rain, along with thunder potential, into nighttime hours.

Much of the area is under a WIND ADVISORY from 6PM tonight through 5AM Sunday, with Steuben County east forecast to have light accumulating ice, particularly at higher elevations, this morning, with brisk but lower level winds during the day.

Wind gusts for New York and Pennsylvania counties to the south are expected to near 50MPH today and 55 in Wyoming County, with more than a third of an inch of rain already being recorded by 9AM at the Wellsville Airport.

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and monitor for any updates as to severe weather occurring.

More detail for the region
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