Marginal risk for severe thunderstorms early tonight with increased potential Friday

A Marginal Risk of severe thunderstorms exists for late evening and tonight in Northern and Central Allegany, along with adjoining counties, with threats increasing during the day Friday, particularly to the east.

Forecasters at the National Weather Service (NWS) in Buffalo then forecast currently that the weekend will be rain-free, under mostly and partly sunny skies, with temperatures around 80 degrees at the peak of the days.

It is noted that the severe weather boundaries of the location maps are for a 25-mile radius of any point so Friday’s higher risk in parts of Steuben County east and Northern Pennsylvania could expand.

Therefore, Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and continue to monitor for any updates in regard to hazardous weather.

Consider posting photos or video of any significant storm damage to our Facebook page or sending it to us at 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 or

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.

Additional preparedness
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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 or (585) 664-9989.