Severe weather potential continues for Memorial Day, some rain possible until Wednesday night

BREAKING – 8:30AM: Keep on eye on the skies for Memorial Day activities today, with the first round of showers and storms approaching Allegany County from the southwest at this hour, and damaging winds, large hail and heavy rain leading to poor drainage flooding all possible as the day progresses.

The entire region is under a Marginal Risk for severe weather today with a higher level Slight Risk to the east for both severe weather and excessive rainfall.

The highest potential currently for rain in Central Allegany County is before noon, with wind gusts building all morning and then peaking in early afternoon.

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and monitor for weather updates in areas of residence or travel.

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