Risk increases for flash flooding Sunday in Allegany County, along with storm damage potential

BREAKING: Most of Allegany County, along with areas to the north and east, is under a Slight Risk of excessive rainfall Sunday which can lead to flash flooding, with the entire region also under a Marginal Risk for severe weather, primarily wind damage.

The map accompanying this story, from the National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Predication Center, shows the 15 percent or more possibility for excessive rainfall, although the potential related to any point on the map can be extended by 25 miles which would result in all of Allegany County being included.

Forecasters report that showers are possible overnight in Central Allegany County, with potential increasing by daybreak and moving higher during the day, with the greatest potential for downpours starting in late morning and continuing through afternoon hours.

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and continue to monitor for updates. Turn Around Don’t Drown, with as little as six inches of rapidly moving water being able to knock an individual off their feet and a 12 inches carrying away a small car.

Consider posting photos or video of any significant flooding to our Facebook page or sending it to us at AlleganyHopeWNY@outlook.com by, first, BEING SAFE when doing so, and including your name, location and direction of images, and any other pertinent information.

Additional details on the weather for the next seven days, including updating Doppler radar images as they relate to storms, are available through links on our exclusive Weather Resources page on our Allegany Hope Community News, Resources and Calendar website at https://bit.ly/3yYyVUt or https://bit.ly/3YAlcPI.

Due to Allegany County’s location, Allegany Hope Weather Resources provides forecasts and other information from National Weather Services offices at Buffalo, for Allegany County 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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