Severe thunderstorms, heavy rain possible for much of Allegany County today

SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE: Severe thunderstorms, including heavy rain, are possibilities during midday and early afternoon hours today, ahead and along a cold front, for the southeastern half of Allegany County, although potential exists for an expansion to include the entire county.

The National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Prediction Center (WPC) map accompanying this story shows the path of today’s activity, with the inset from the NWS at Binghamton showing half of Allegany County and all of Steuben County east as being in the alert zone. However, any point on the map is subject to a 25-mile variation.

The NWS Storm Prediction Center says that strong winds and hail are the primary threats, along with a small possibility of a tornado, with the WPC reporting the possibility for excessive rain.

A chance of showers will continue through the weekend.

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and continue to monitor for updates. Turn Around Don’t Drown, as has occurred in other locations, 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 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 or

Due to Allegany County’s location bordering three NYS forecast offices, 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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