Excessive rain and heat potentials for latter part of this week

Excessive rain, which could lead to localized flooding in Allegany County, is being forecast, starting tonight and extending into Saturday, interrupted on Friday by oppressive heat which could reach 95 to 100 degrees indexes during the day. Impacts in surrounding areas vary, depending on locations.

Today is projected by the National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo to be mostly sunny after fog burns off mid-morning.

Heavy localized rain, during the overnight hours, resulting from a fast moving cold front passing through the area, could be repeated Thursday afternoon.

High temperatures on Friday could result in heat advisories for the region, before the chance of thunderstorms and heavy rain returns on Friday night and most of Saturday.

Better weather starting Sunday
A cold front is projected to bring down temperatures and clear out the unstable weather for Sunday through at least Tuesday, with sunny weather in the 70s during the day and cooler nights.

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and continue to monitor for any updates in regard to hazardous weather.

Be aware, in particular, for the health of the young, the elderly and disabled, and those working outside on Friday, staying as cool as possible and staying hydrated with plenty of water.

Turn Around Don’t Drown during heavy rains, as has occurred in other locations, with as little as six inches of rapidly moving water being able to knock an individual off their feet and 12 inches carrying away a small car.

Consider posting photos or video of any significant flooding or storm damage to our Facebook page or sending it to us at AlleganyHopeWNY@outlook.com by, first, BEING SAFE when doing so, and including your name, location and direction of images, and any other pertinent information.

Follow on Doppler radar
Additional details on the weather for the next seven days in specific areas, including updating Doppler radar images as they relate to storms, are available through links on our exclusive Weather Resources page on our Allegany Hope Community News, Resources and Calendar website at https://bit.ly/3yYyVUt or https://bit.ly/3YAlcPI.

Due to Allegany County’s location bordering three NYS forecast offices, Allegany Hope Weather Resources provides forecasts and other information from National Weather Services offices at Buffalo, for Allegany County west, Binghamton for Steuben County east, and State College, Pa., for Potter and McKean counties in Pennsylvania, along with regional and national data.

Additional preparedness
Allegany Hope is a Weather-Ready Nation AmbassadorTM and provides both adverse weather and other emergency preparedness and weather education information on this website and on our group Allegany Hope WNY Community News Facebook page at https://bit.ly/3DRdx6J.

“Like” and “Share” this website and that page, along with applicable posts, with family members and friends to help keep them informed about what is happening in Allegany County and beyond.

Emergency alerts reporting should not be considered a substitute for immediate weather alert radio or portable instant warning devices.

As always, we are seeking volunteers who have an interest in weather and other types of disaster preparedness to expand our coverage and community education. For further information, contact us at AlleganyHopeWNY@outlook.com or (585) 664-9989.