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Storm Team 2 Weather Forecast

The active weather kicks into high gear on Sunday night bringing wind and rain. WINDY Monday.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — As we head into Sunday evening, temperatures will continue to warm up through the evening and we will reach the mid 40s during the evening and then the low 50s during the overnight as a warm front pushes through the region. It will get quite windy around Western New York and has led to the following warnings and advisories to be issued. 

For tonight, a High Wind Warning has been issued for Southern Erie and  Chautauqua Counties with sustained winds between 25 to 40 mph and winds gusting to 65 mph on Sunday and 55 mph on Monday. This will make travel quite difficult with the wind and rain combined. Trucks with empty trailers will have an especially tough stretch from Ripley up to Eden/Angola. 

A Wind Advisory is in effect from 10 p.m. Sunday to 10 p.m. Monday for Niagara, Orleans, Northern Erie, Wyoming and Genesee counties. Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 to 55 mph are possible. The strongest winds are expected from late morning through Monday afternoon. 

A separate Wind Advisory has been issued for Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties for winds between 20 to 35 mph and gusts between 45 to 55 mph. That advisory will begin at 10 p.m. Sunday until 7 p.m. Monday.

A Lakeshore Flood Advisory has been issued for properties near Lake Erie in Erie and Chautauqua Counties. Sustained high winds from the southwest and west (by Monday) may push lake waters onshore during Monday afternoon.

As we kick off the work week, temperatures will be mild to start the day and then the temperatures will take a nosedive from the low 50s into the low 30s. We are keeping a close eye on the forecast for Monday evening as the Bills take on the Patriots at Highmark Stadium. Bad tailgating conditions with high winds making tables and canopies unsustainable. 

Snow is not expected to "pile up" around the stadium but there will be some snow to make the drive home a bit slick, especially through the Southern Tier. However, the ingredients will be in place for a possible "burst" of fluffy lake effect snow. If you're headed to the game, dress warm and in layers because wind chill values will be in the upper 10s and low 20s during the game. 

Stay tuned, as this forecast may evolve! But as of now, it looks like snow Monday night and Tuesday morning will be focused well south of Buffalo and Orchard Park. No advisories have been issued regarding snow amounts; snow totals throughout WNY should remain between a coating to 2". The wind will be the big story. 

A shot of colder air will stick around for Tuesday and Wednesday. Light generalized snowfall possible Wednesday with temps maxing out in the 30s. We are also looking ahead to next weekend where there will be another active weather pattern headed our way bringing rain into Western New York.