Risk of severe weather, including hail, is in the forecast for Wednesday

EARLY ALERT: A Slight Risk of severe weather, the second level on a five-step scale, is being forecast for Allegany County and the remainder of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania tomorrow afternoon and through the evening hours.

Winds approaching 60MPH, along with hail in excess of an inch in diameter are the primary threats, according to the US National Weather Service Buffalo NY, followed by lesser potential for flash flooding due to heavy rain and isolated tornadoes.

Wednesday storms are expected to be followed by a chance of showers Thursday before mostly sunny weather, with cooler temperatures, enters the picture for Friday and Saturday.

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

Further information is available at www.weather.gov/buf for the NWS Buffalo forecast region, www.weather.gov/bgm for Steuben and counties to the east, and www.weather.gov/ctp for adjoining Pennsylvania counties.

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 https://bit.ly/3xyTULH.

The NWS Storm Prediction Center (SPC) website is at https://bit.ly/3llhYgb, with the overall Weather Prediction Center at https://bit.ly/3gNeAsQ, which includes information on types of potential weather dangers.

Information from the NWS on severe thunderstorm safety is available at https://bit.ly/3NoPzlI, along with additional guidance from Ready.gov at https://bit.ly/3uaSiHp.
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