BUFFALO, N.Y. — For the second night in a row thunderstorms brought quite the light show to Western New York Monday night. This follows the strong line of thunderstorms that moved through the night before. Tuesday night should make three in a row.
A cold front is approaching from the west with plenty of warm, humid air to work with to make the atmosphere very unstable.
The storms should arrive after 11 p.m. with the greatest chance of a lightning-filled sky after midnight.
Storms will likely bring heavy rain and some brief gusty winds. Given the recent heavy rains in the Niagara Frontier, there is the potential for some localized flooding into Wednesday morning. Isolated wind damage is possible if storms are able to maintain their strength overnight.
Storms will back off some after 2 a.m. but rain chances will linger through the morning around Buffalo. The interior Southern Tier will continue to see storm chances through later Wednesday afternoon. Storms may bring more gusty winds to that region after lunch Wednesday.
The cold front producing these storms will finally move to our east by Wednesday evening, leaving us with quieter weather for at least a few days.