Heat indices are forecast to be in the low 90s today in Allegany County, with a higher level Heat Advisory in effect immediately to the north and east this afternoon and evening.
Apparent temperature ranges, considering humidity, are shown on the graphics accompanying this story from the three National Weather Service forecast centers covering this region, with the Heat Advisories for Livingston County and north, and Steuben County and east in effect from noon to 8PM.
Rain, potentially gusty winds, and lower temperatures are projected to set in tonight, being heavy Saturday morning through early afternoon, before it clears out and moves into sunny skies for Sunday and the start of the week.
Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and continue to monitor for any updates in regard to hazardous weather Saturday.
Be aware, in particular, for the health of the young, the elderly and disabled, and those working outside today, staying as cool as possible and staying hydrated with plenty of water. Several libraries which are open today can serve as cooling centers.
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.
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.
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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.