Severe weather potential and heat is forecast for Sunday

EARLY ALERT: Scattered severe storms are possible tomorrow afternoon and Sunday night, with gusty winds, heavy rain and hail being potentials across Allegany County and most of Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania as temperatures rise into the 90s.

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center at Norman, Okla., shows the storms geography, expanded from earlier versions this morning.

Current forecasts are showing heat indices in the mid-90s by mid-afternoon, with the heaviest rain then moving in and continuing through the nighttime hours.

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and continue to monitor for updates. Be aware of the needs of the elderly and disabled, children and pets.

Further information is available at for the NWS Buffalo forecast region, for Steuben and counties to the east, and 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

Previews of weather components over the next seven days are available at, with Steuben County east at, and Pennsylvania counties to the south at

The NWS Storm Prediction Center (SPC) website is at, with the overall Weather Prediction Center at

Information from the NWS on severe thunderstorm safety is available at, along with additional guidance from at
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