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Strong thunderstorm risk diminishes Wednesday evening

Isolated storms with hail and strong winds moved through the interior Southern Tier and northern PA earlier this afternoon, but the threat for more is ending quickly

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A springtime front centered close to Western New York triggered a couple of batches of scattered thunderstorms earlier Wednesday afternoon. No warnings needed to be issued, but a few cells were capable of producing dime-sized hail and strong wind gusts.

Farther north, the chilly waters of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario help to flatten out a line of thunderstorms as they rolled in from the west over the water. That spared the Buffalo Metro are and the Nothtowns from any rough weather.

With sunset fast approaching, the threat for any more strong thunderstorms is quickly diminishing for the entire region. Still, there is enough moisture leftover for some scattered heavier showers and some rumbles of thunder along the NY/PA border overnight. Be prepared to slow down when traveling and keep an eye on the radar to help plan your outdoor activities. You can do that on the Storm Team 2 radar page.

The front that will set up the storm risk on Wednesday will slide to our south on Thursday, leaving us with cooler weather for the end of the week and chances for showers until things clear up on Saturday.