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High winds, storms bring power outages and flooding to parts of WNY

High Wind Warnings and Wind Advisories have expired

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A late-autumn wind storm brought severe thunderstorms, powerful winds and a seiche in Lake Erie to Western New York. Winds gusted as high as 69 mph but have since subsided.

All wind and lake shore flood warnings have expired.

These powerful winds will continue into heading into Monday but will be below the criteria for a High Wind Warning. Gusts Monday could reach up to 40 mph through the day. As the wind shifts from the west and northwest, cold air will funnel into the state with lake effect snows possible in the hills on Monday and then possibly closer to the lake shore Monday night into Tuesday. Right now accumulations do not look significant but there could be a few inches across the Southern Tier. Be on the lookout for any winter weather alerts that could accompany this snow potential early this week.

An intense low pressure system north of the Great Lakes brought this weekend's rain, wind and then those lake effect snows Sunday night through Tuesday. 

That weather system first brought in warm temperatures and a gusty breeze which strengthened later in the day. Storms rolled in next which brought straight line wind gusts up to 70 mph. Those wind gusts were enough to cause power outages and downed trees across all eight counties of Western New York. 

Winds continued to stay strong, out of the southwest, gusting up to 65 mph after the rain cleared. These winds reinforced any outages or downed trees too. 

Stay tuned to Storm Team 2 and WGRZ.COM for the latest weather updates. 

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