Strong thunderstorm headed for northern Allegany County, with others possible into evening hours

UPDATE: A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING has been issued for Northern Allegany County, Eastern Wyoming and Livingston counties until 5:45PM today, with tornado activity possible.

Gusts of 60MPH and quarter-size hail are expected to cause damage to vehicles, roofs, siding and trees, according to the National Weather Service at Buffalo.

It says to “remain alert for possible tornado! Tornadoes can develop quickly from severe thunderstorms. If you spot a tornado go at once into the basement or small central room in a sturdy structure. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.”
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BREAKING: A STRONG THUNDERSTORM is expected to impact northwestern Allegany County, along with Wyoming, Northeastern Cattaraugus and Southeastern Erie counties through 5:30PM today.

The National Weather Service at Buffalo reports eastern movement with wind gusts up to 40MPH and pea size hail, based on radar analysis, particularly for areas at Caneadea north.

Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around unsecured objects.

An alert was issued earlier for the potential for strong winds this afternoon and evening for the most southwestern part of Allegany County.

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