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Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Cattaraugus and Allegany counties

After pouring buckets of rain across Western New York Tuesday, a storm moving across the Great Lakes appeared to be fizzling out as it passed through the region, according to the National Weather Service.

However, a severe thunderstorm warning remained in effect until 9 p.m. for southern Cattaraugus and northern Allegany counties, according to Dave Zaff, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service at the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport in Cheektowaga.

"If there's more to issue, we will issue them," Zaff said.

As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, severe thunderstorms were reported along a line extending from central Cattarugus County to near Allegany State Park and were moving northeast at 25 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Wind gusts were forecast to reach 60 mph, with the possibility of damage to roofs, siding and trees in some areas.

The areas affected included Olean, Salamanca, Allegany, Belfast, Cuba, Rushford and St. Bonaventure.

Throughout the day Tuesday, severe weather — including flash flooding and a tornado — had been forecasted for different spots across the region.

"We've been pinpointing certain locations," Zaff said. "There was a section over Niagara County. There were another two warnings, at least, over Cattaraugus County, and we had a tornado warning down there. We have not received any reports of any type of damage from any of these as of yet."

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