Nor’easter forecast path moves significantly south, with Potter County south and northeast still in target area

The difference in forecast outlooks is shown between this morning’s weather graphic (left) from the National Weather Service at Buffalo and one just before midnight Sunday, at right, with the projected path of the Nor’easter having shifted “well south,” according to forecasters.

BREAKING: What a difference a few hours makes in storm forecasting.

The Winter Storm Watch in effect for Steuben County late last night now has been lifted by the National Weather Service (NWS) at Binghamton, with the significant snowfall originally projected for Southern Allegany County tonight into Tuesday having been downgraded this morning to an inch-or-two, primarily in the southeastern section.

Yesterday, the NWS Weather Prediction Center (WPC) at College Park, Md., was showing potential for more than eight inches of snow from the storm along the Pennsylvania border, diminishing to the north.

This morning, the projected center of the storm has moved “well south,” according to forecasters, although a WINTER STORM WARNING remains in effect over the border in Potter County from midnight to 11AM Tuesday, with three-to-six inches of snow expected during that period.

New graphics from the NWS forecast center at Buffalo, with insets from NWS offices at Binghamton and State College, Pa., accompany this story, along with an overall view from the WPC.

Snow potential still in forecast
As always, we continue to suggest to Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM by monitoring for weather updates, with the current forecast calling for light snow potential in central Allegany County Tuesday morning, becoming heavier around noontime, and then diminishing to snow showers in the afternoon.

A Tuesday night accumulation of an inch or two of snow is possible, according to the NWS.

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