Marginal risk Thursday of severe weather and excessive rain

EARLY ALERT: A Marginal Risk of both severe weather, primarily from wind, and excessive rain, leading to potential for minor flooding in some locations, is forecast for Thursday in the Allegany County area, with a mixture of rain, thunderstorms and wind being forecast at different times from today through late Saturday night.

Severe weather potential map for Thursday, from the National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center, is at top, with excessive rainfall forecasts from the NWS Weather Prediction Center at bottom.

The National Weather Service is reporting that the chances for rain and thunderstorms will increase this morning, having the greatest potential from early noontime hours into the afternoon.

The potential for on-and-off rain will pick up again Thursday morning, according to forecasters, with wind gusts of 30-to-40MPH starting around noontime and continuing to near midnight on Saturday, with the highest gusts at higher elevations and favored downslope areas.

The Marginal Risks for both wind and rain will increase Thursday evening, although significant wind gusts and potential for rain will continue through Saturday.

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and continue to monitor for any significant conditions update during the remainder of the week.

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