Heavy rain possible Friday from Subtropical Storm Nicole, followed by cold temperatures and potential snow showers

EARLY ALERT: Moderate to heavy rainfall is possible Friday into Friday evening, with a slight risk at this point of excessive rainfall, according to the US National Weather Service (NWS), Buffalo, NY, as the remnants of Subtropical Storm Nicole lift across the region.

Information on the storm, which currently is aimed at Central and Northern Florida before a trek up the East Coast, is available from the NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center at https://bit.ly/3xLNO9R.

In addition, temperatures are expected to plunge over the weekend and into next week, with daytime highs in the mid-to-upper 30s and the chance of snow showers.

Continue to monitor for updated information, with current forecasts 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 for Allegany County and the rest of Western New York will be available this winter 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.

Check out the information on cold weather safety, available at https://bit.ly/3zJxVUk, with information on general winter and other projections, including floods, at https://bit.ly/3CyE9H3. Be prepared in advance of threatening weather and monitor during an event for updates.

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