Wednesday severe thunderstorm alert elevated and expanded

EARLY ALERT: Potential for severe thunderstorms, including hail, damaging winds and heavy rains, has been elevated to SLIGHT RISK from Marginal Wednesday afternoon and evening, with the original impacted area expanded to include all of Western New York, Steuben County east, and Allegany County’s Pennsylvania neighbors to the south.

The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) increased the risk level this morning, with NWS regional forecast offices reporting that a cold front moving through the area, which will provide a break from hot afternoon temperatures, also will produce scattered, but possible, locally severe conditions.

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

Those seeking greater depth of information for their own or other specific areas can determine the timing and types of precipitation for components of this weather event by using the links in our exclusive Weather Resources in the left column of this page or at http://tinyurl.com/Weather-Resources.

This source includes connections to Doppler radar, along with wind and rainfall rates and timing in specific areas of the county, region and nation.

Simply use the Search feature in the upper left corner of most NWS pages for any geographic location, and then click on the Hourly Weather Forecast graph in the lower right side of the local page for an hour-by-hour forecast for today and the next six days.

Bookmarking appropriate NWS pages can help obtain the most timely information on forecast changes.

Allegany Hope is a Weather-Ready Nation AmbassadorTM and, due to Allegany County’s location being in or bordering three NWS forecast offices, Allegany Hope Weather Resources provides forecast and other information from the NWS at Buffalo for Allegany County north and west, Binghamton for Steuben County east, and State College, Pa., for Potter and McKean counties in Pennsylvania, along with regional and national data.

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