Significant rain tonight and Monday may provide some relief for abnormal dryness

Locally heavy rainfall, expected to develop across the area tonight into Monday, could provide at least some relief from the “abnormally dry” conditions across western portions of New York State, including Allegany County.

Between an inch and an inch-and-a-half of rain, with up to two inches in a portion of northeastern Allegany, combined with thunderstorms at times, are expected throughout the area, which could produce some isolated flooding in low lying and poor drainage areas, according to the US National Weather Service Buffalo NY.

Projected rainfall graphics from the NWS Buffalo office are shown in the upper left and from the US National Weather Service Binghamton NY in the upper right, with the bottom chart being from the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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

Click on the graphic and then use the “+” icon for enlarged views.

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, such as the modified version shown in the map accompanying this story 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, which includes information on types of potential weather dangers.
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