National Weather Service provides ratings for today’s severe weather forecasts

Here’s an update to our Early Alert of yesterday morning about the severe weather possibilities for late this afternoon and tonight for Allegany County and surrounding areas, including potential for heavy rain, damaging winds, large hail, and a tornado or two.

The top image is from the US National Weather Service Buffalo NY, with the bottom categorizations as to chances and more defined areas for severe weather from the US National Weather Service State College PA.

Rain potential currently is forecast to continue through early Friday, followed by sunny conditions, but cooler temperatures, through Saturday, with more rain returning Sunday.

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

Further information is available at for the NWS Buffalo forecast region, for Steuben and counties to the east, and for adjoining Pennsylvania

Local weather forecasts for specific areas are accessible through the Search feature in the upper left corner of most NWS pages, with Hourly Weather Forecasts, which project event timing throughout the day, found on the lower right side of local pages.

Progression of storms can be tracked interactively via a zoomable NWS Doppler radar site at

The NWS Storm Prediction Center (SPC) website is at, with the overall Weather Prediction Center at, which includes information on types of potential weather dangers.

Information from the NWS on severe thunderstorm safety is available at, along with additional guidance from at

Experimental Graphical Hazardous Weather Outlooks for the next seven days for the Buffalo forecast area is available at, Steuben County east at, and Pennsylvania counties to the south at
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