Some area schools already on delay tomorrow due to anticipated icing

NEW UPDATE – 4:05AM Thursday: The current ending time for the WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Wyoming County has been moved to 3PM today.
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WEATHER UPDATE: Several Allegany County area school districts already are on delayed openings for Thursday morning due to anticipated ice conditions which have created the second WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY this week during morning commutes.

There is a slight chance of freezing rain and sleet between 4AM and 5AM tomorrow in the county, a couple hours earlier than the National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo was predicting in our report this morning, followed by an increased chance of rain, freezing rain, and sleet during the morning hours before all rain sets in as temperatures rise above freezing.

Up to a tenth of an inch of ice is predicted in Allegany, with adjoining counties being forecast for a glaze to around a tenth of an inch, as shown in our inset to the NWS page accompanying this story.

Conditions are expected to result in slippery roads and limited visibilities, according to NWS forecasters, as they warn to “slow down and use caution while driving.”

Hours for Winter Weather Advisories and icing amounts vary by location, including:
— Allegany and Cattaraugus counties: 1AM to 1PM, up to a tenth of an inch of ice.
— Steuben and Wyoming counties: 3AM to 1PM, around a tenth of an inch of ice and up to an inch of snow.
— Livingston County: 4AM to 3PM, around a tenth of an inch of ice.
— Potter and McKean counties, Pennsylvania: 1AM to 9AM, a light glaze.

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and continue to monitor for any further updates.

For additional information and links to precipitation amounts and timing for specific areas of Allegany and other counties in the region, check our exclusive Allegany Hope Weather Resources page at on this website.
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