Dense Fog Advisory issued for Allegany County west and north, a little less to the east; rain continues

BREAKING: A DENSE FOG ADVISORY has been issued for Allegany County and the remainder of Western New York until noon Thursday, with “visibility as low as one quarter mile at times in dense fog,” according to the National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo. Visibility may be as low as a half mile in Steuben County east, with some fog also experienced over the border in Pennsylvania.

The NWS also says to expect continued widespread rain through the first half of tonight, with another soaking rain Thursday night, with totals being close to an inch by Friday, when yet another system is projected to bring rain or accumulating snows to the area over the weekend.

Hazardous driving conditions can be expected with the fog, according to forecasters, who recommend that “if driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.”

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