More severe weather and excessive rain potential today, Pop-Up Pantry cancelled

Allegany and surrounding counties are again under threat of severe weather and excessive rainfall this afternoon and evening, resulting in this afternoon free Pop-Up Pantry distribution in Angelica being cancelled.

The latest outlooks from the National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) and the Weather Prediction Center (WPC) highlight a Marginal or elevated Slight Risk for severe thunderstorms in the areas highlighted on the map accompanying this story, with a Marginal Risk for excessive rainfall also forecast for the broader area.

The primary severe weather is for thunderstorms accompanied by damaging winds and a lesser potential for hail.

It is noted that the geographic area outlined can reflect a variance of 25 miles and that the lowest Marginal Risk levels were in effect during last week’s significant storms in some areas of Allegany and neighboring counties.

The potential for excessive rain also is forecast currently to return on Saturday.

ACCORD Corporation announced this morning the food distribution cancellation at the Allegany County Fairgrounds due to the weather forecast.

It says its ACCESS Center at 84 Schuyler Street in Belmont will be open from 9AM to 3PM today, with anyone in need of food encouraged to visit the food pantry there. Individuals also can contact www.211lifeline.org or call (877) 356-9211 to locate food pantries in various communities.

The next Pop-Up Pantry is scheduled for Wednesday, July 10, at the Genesee Valley School in Belmont, with required registration on Monday, July 8.

Further information, including the schedule for the summer, is available at www.accordcorp.org/pup.

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and continue to monitor for weather updates.

Local weather component charts for a week’s period as it progresses, which also include graphs of various weather aspects, are available through the Impact-Based Decision Support Services (IDSS) website which can be found in our exclusive Allegany Hope Weather Resources, linked from the left column of this page, or at https://tinyurl.com/AH-Weather-Resources.

A chart can be obtained for any community in the United States or its territories by using the Search feature at the top of that page. Other links provide access to Doppler radar which can be used for tracking storms and additional timely information.

Allegany Hope is a Weather-Ready Nation AmbassadorTM and, due to Allegany County’s location being in or bordering three NWS forecast offices, Allegany Hope Weather Resources provides forecast and other information from the NWS at Buffalo for Allegany County north and west, Binghamton for Steuben County east, and State College, Pa., for Potter and McKean counties in Pennsylvania, along with regional and national data.

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