Parts of Allegany moved to Enhanced Risk for severe weather today with more potential for tornadoes

New ENHANCED RISK area and other levels for severe weather in Allegany and the entire New York-Pennsylvania region are shown on the map at left from the National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC), with the greatest risk from high wind gusts at upper right, tornado potential in the center, and the area for potential flooding today, from the NWS Weather Prediction Center, in bottom right.

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Although Doppler radar this morning is showing the bulk of the remnants of now Post-Tropical Cyclone Beryl moving in a north to northeasterly direction to the north of Allegany County, the Storm Prediction Center at Norman, OK, has increased the level for severe weather to ENHANCED RISK, the third out of a scale of five, for Northeastern Allegany County and across the center of Western and Central New York. The risk of localized flash flooding remains at Slight, one level less.

Wednesday morning’s National Weather Service radar image for Post-Tropical Cyclone Beryl, moving north and northeast. A pin denotes the center of Allegany County.

However, the geographic boundaries of the alert can vary by as much as 25 miles, or more than half the 44-mile length of Allegany County.

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The cause of the elevated severe weather level, according to forecasters at the NWS at Buffalo is due to a warm front which will be moving into New York State by this afternoon, causing unstable weather in outlined areas, particularly south of the Thruway.

“Isolated tornadoes are possible. Torrential tropical downpours with thunderstorms could produce localized flash flooding this afternoon and evening,” they report.

Remnants of rain may continue into Thursday, under cooler temperatures.

Progression of storms and alerts can be tracked on Doppler radar.

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