EARLY ALERT #2: Friday’s chances for heavy rain and potential flooding have increased for Allegany County, NY, and the entire Western and Central New York area and south into Pennsylvania.
The National Hurricane Center, which is tracking now-Tropical Storm Nicole as it moves over Florida this afternoon and then is forecast to turn to the north, is alerting in combination with other National Weather Service (NWS) entities that two-to-four inches of rain, along with potential for flash flooding is growing as the storm is projected to move north in a large mass.
Current maps showing the amount of rain on the left and potential flood area accompanies this story.
Warm weather is forecast to continue through Friday, when the heavy rain begins to arrive late in the afternoon, with cooler weather Saturday, followed by potential for snow showers to arrive Saturday night and continue into the first part of next week.
National Hurricane Center forecasts are available at https://bit.ly/3xLNO9R.
Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and continue to monitor for updates.
Further information is available at www.weather.gov/buf for the NWS Buffalo forecast region, www.weather.gov/bgm for Steuben and counties to the east, and www.weather.gov/ctp for adjoining Pennsylvania counties.
Separate snow and ice forecasts, when applicable, for Allegany County and the rest of Western New York are available at https://bit.ly/3CUmLMq, for Steuben County east at https://bit.ly/312qR7E, and Pennsylvania counties to the south at https://bit.ly/3rcTH0o.
Local weather forecasts for specific areas are accessible through the Search feature in the upper left corner of most NWS pages, with Hourly Weather Forecasts, which project event timing throughout the day, found on the lower right side of local pages.
Progression of storms can be tracked interactively via a zoomable NWS Doppler radar site at https://bit.ly/3xyTULH.
Previews of weather components over the next seven days are available at https://bit.ly/3CUmLMq, with Steuben County east at https://bit.ly/312qR7E, and Pennsylvania counties to the south at https://bit.ly/3rcTH0o.
The NWS Storm Prediction Center (SPC) website is at https://bit.ly/3llhYgb, with the overall Weather Prediction Center at https://bit.ly/3gNeAsQ, which includes information on types of potential weather dangers.
Be prepared in advance for threatening weather and monitor during an event for updates.
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