High heat today is followed by thunderstorms and severe weather possibilities, starting late this afternoon.

WEATHER ALERT: Heat indices are forecast to reach into the low 90s for Allegany County today before a frontal system approaches the region late this afternoon, generating some scattered showers and thunderstorms .

A Heat Advisory is in effect for some counties to the north. Some of the storms, according to the US National Weather Service Buffalo NY, may produce locally heavy downpours.

A cold front is forecast to cross the area Tuesday, with widespread showers and scattered thunderstorms expected, some of the storms potentially producing locally heavy downpours and gusty winds. Temperatures, however, are projected to be much cooler, topping out in the high 70s around noontime.

A chance of showers remain into Wednesday before better weather currently is forecast to emerge for the rest of the week and into the start of the Labor Day Weekend.

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and continue to monitor for changes in conditions.

Today, stay out of the sun, drink plenty of water, be cognizant of the needs of children, the elderly and disabled, and pets, including checking the back seat before leaving a vehicle.

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 countieswww.weather.gov/ctp

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.

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. The National Hurricane Center is at https://bit.ly/3xLNO9R.
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