Tornado Watch canceled early, with the threat of heavy rain showers still possible through tonight

The National Weather Service (NWS) has canceled early the Tornado Watch which went into effect around noon today and was to have continued through 9PM.

A look at Doppler radar at 8:28PM Wednesday.

Allegany County was the last in the Western New York forecast to have the Watch lifted by the NWS at Buffalo as strong thunderstorms moved to the north and east, after more than one Tornado Warning was issued for the county during early afternoon hours.

The first alert was in the northeastern part of Allegany County shortly after 1:30PM, with another warning resulting from a storm sweeping across the southern part of the county a short time later.

Bands of storms, accompanied by Tornado Warnings moved to the north and east throughout much of the state during the afternoon hours.

A chance of showers continues Thursday, with possible thunderstorm activity in the afternoon. Maximum temperatures are forecast to be cooler.