Marginal Risk of severe weather tonight, up and down temperatures for the week

BREAKING: There is a Marginal Risk of severe thunderstorms from late evening through overnight hours tonight as winds kick up due to the effects of a cold front which will drop high temperatures by some 30 degrees, from the low-to-mid 80s today to the mid-50s Monday, and even lower Tuesday in Central Allegany County.

In the meantime, the National Weather Service (NWS) is saying that foggy conditions can be expected this morning to the south in Potter and McKean counties, Pennsylvania, and in Steuben County east.

Temperatures, as we have been reporting in recent days, are expected to be just above freezing tomorrow night and drop to the freezing level Tuesday night, necessitating covering of plants which have been blooming.

Temperatures then will gradually warm, with an Enhanced Fire Risk, which has resulted in several fire departments having to tackle brush fires during the past few weeks, potentially returning on Thursday in parts of Allegany County.

A statewide outdoor Fire Ban continues through the middle of May, with violators subject to criminal and civil enforcement actions which include a minimum fine of $500 for a first offense. Open burn ban regulations are available at

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