Hazardous weather impacts shift for Allegany and adjoining counties

HAZARDOUS WEATHER UPDATE: Projected weather conditions have changed throughout the Allegany County region since this morning, with a WIND ADVISORY now in effect for Allegany, Livingston and Potter counties east, a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Wyoming and McKean, and an upgrade to a WINTER STORM WARNING for Cattaraugus west for various timings Sunday and Monday.

A current synopsis of this multi-faceted storm, with current rain, increasing winds and then snow, from National Weather Service offices at Buffalo, Binghamton and State College, Pa., includes:

Wind Advisories are in effect from 5PM Sunday to 2 PM Monday for Allegany and Livingston counties with winds of 25-to-35MPH and gusts to 50MPH anticipated.

For Steuben County east and in Potter County, Pa., the Advisory will continue through 8PM Monday, with 20-to-30MPH winds and 50MPH gusts projected.

For Steuben, the strongest winds are expected for Sunday night throughout the day on Monday.

Some power outages may occur in all of these areas as a result of falling limbs, with forecasters urging extra caution when driving, particularly in high profile vehicles. Outdoor items also should be secured.

The projected heaviest snow totals which were projected earlier for northwestern Allegany County have been reduced, except for the very tip of the geographic area.

— A Winter Storm Warning, upgraded from a Watch earlier today, is in effect for Cattaraugus County west from 3AM Sunday to 5AM Monday, with five-to-nine inches of snow, heaviest across higher terrains, and wind gusts also expected to 50MPH, resulting in blowing snow late Sunday into Sunday night, being forecast.

Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for Wyoming County from 3AM Sunday to 5AM Monday, and in McKean County, Pa., from 5AM Sunday through 8AM Monday.

Forecasters are predicting four-to-seven inches of snow, along with wind gusts to 45MPH late Sunday in the New York county.

In Pennsylvania, two-to-five inches of snow, with winds to 50MPH, are forecast, with potential for “intense snow squalls” during the day Sunday.

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

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