Strong Damaging Winds Expected Sunday

UPDATE @ 2:55 PM: A new Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued for Warren County until 4 PM for the southern branch of the line which is currently over southeastern Erie County. Expect damaging winds up to 60 MPH, small hail, heavy rain, and frequent lightning. 

UPDATE @ 2:50 PM: There is a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties until 3:30 PM. An approaching line of storms are producing damaging winds up to 70 MPH, along with heavy rain, and frequent lightning.

JAMESTOWN – A strong low pressure system will pass to the northwest today, with its trailing cold front crossing the area in the afternoon. Colder air is expected for the new work week. 

For Sunday, a High Wind Warning remains in effect until 1 A.M Monday morning for Chautauqua and Erie counties. Southwest winds of 30 to 40 M.P.H with gusts up to 65 M.P.H are expected. Damaging winds may blow down trees and power lines. Power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Strongest winds near the lakeshore. Otherwise mainly cloudy skies with showers and a thunderstorm possible. Highs in the lower-50’s.

For tomorrow, the winds will die down a bit although it may still be breezy at times. Rain and snow showers possible with highs near 40.

A weak band of Lake Effect snow looks to set up overnight Monday. This may produce at least an inch or two of snow for portions of the Southern Tier, mainly the hills and higher elevations.

Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with a few snow showers possible. Highs in the mid-30’s.

High pressure returns by mid-week putting an end to any leftover snow shower. Temperatures in the mid-30’s for Wednesday, warming up to the lower-50’s by weeks end.


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