Severe weather possible Saturday afternoon across Western New York and Pennsylvania

Inset to National Weather Service at Buffalo map shows the bottom three levels of severe weather forecasts.

UPDATE: A WIND ADVISORY now is in effect for Allegany County west from 5AM to 7PM Saturday with winds of 20MPH to 30MPH, and wind gusts up to 50MPH.
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EARLY ALERT: Scattered severe thunderstorms currently are being forecast for tomorrow afternoon for Allegany County, along with much of Western New York and neighboring Pennsylvania, with top wind gusts in the 50MPH range or higher.

The map from the National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo is showing the timelines for a strong cold front crossing the region Saturday, accompanied by thunder and a quarter-to-half an inch of rain.

The Slight Risk of severe storms activity actually is the second level on a five-step scale, with isolated damaging winds being the main threat from this weather event.

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and monitor for any updates, with the NWS urging that When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! and stay away from windows due to dangers of lightning.

More detail for the region
Additional information, including winds and precipitation timing for specific locations in Allegany and each adjoining county, provided by three different National Weather Service (NWS) forecast centers, is available through our exclusive Weather Resources page links at or by using the link in the left column of this page.

Forecasts for this week also are provided in this resource.

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