Be prepared for severe weather potentials this afternoon

The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo is warning not to be fooled by clearing skies and sunshine this morning, with a WIND ADVISORY continuing in effect through 7PM tonight and severe weather possibilities this afternoon throughout the area.

Wind gusts of 30MPH or more are forecast throughout the day, peaking at 40-to-50MPH this afternoon, with isolated potential for damaging winds, downed trees and powerlines, and even tornado activity.

The NWS chart accompanying this story shows the general timeline, levels of risk and coverage area for today’s adverse weather alert.

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and monitor for any updates, including Warnings to take immediate action.

More detail for the region
Additional information, including winds and precipitation timing for specific locations in Allegany and each adjoining county, provided by three different National Weather Service (NWS) forecast centers, is available through our exclusive Weather Resources page links at or by using the link in the left column of this page.

Forecasts for the coming week also are provided in this resource..

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