Early April storm to bring rain and wet snow to region

Combination of charts from the National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo, with inset in upper left from the NWS Weather Prediction Center.

UPDATE – 5:30AM Tuesday: Moderate to heavy rain at times will result in rises to area streams and creeks today and Wednesday, and may result in some flooding of low lying areas, streams, and rivers, according to the National Weather Service.

Wind gusts in Central Allegany County will pick up this afternoon through Wednesday morning to the mid-30MPH range and higher to the east.

BREAKING – Monday Night: A multi-faceted early-April storm is forecast to bring significant rain to the region, starting Tuesday, and then turn over to wet snow late Wednesday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a Marginal Risk of severe weather, primarily strong winds and hail, tomorrow night in the southwestern sector of Allegany County and northwestern Pennsylvania.

Rainfall Tuesday and Wednesday is expected to total nearly two inches, and up to three inches, on Tuesday and Wednesday in Central Allegany County before snow sets in.

The NWS Weather Prediction Center (WPC) is forecasting a Marginal Risk for excessive rain across the border in Pennsylvania Tuesday, with the NWS at Buffalo calling for wet snow from the slow moving storm system Wednesday night through Friday, starting at higher elevations.

Moderate snow accumulations are possible, it reports, with higher elevations the most likely area to receive enough snow to impact travel.

“This will be a wet, heavy snow that may bring down a few tree limbs and power lines and result in isolated power outages,” according to forecasters.

In the meantime, a Winter Storm Watch has been issued for northern and eastern parts of New York State due to an anticipated nor’easter.

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM, and continue to monitor for any significant weather updates during the storm period.

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