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Storm Team 2 Weather Forecast

HIGH WIND WARNING for most of WNY Saturday

BUFFALO, N.Y. — . 

A High Wind Warning is in effect for southern Erie and Chautauqua counties until 5 p.m. Saturday. Strong winds from the southwest - west between 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph are possible

A High Wind Warning has also been issued for northern Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee and Wyoming counties from 7 a.m. Saturday until 5 p.m. Saturday.  High winds out of the southwest, then west between 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph are expected.

A Wind Advisory has been issued for Cattaraugus and Allegany counties for 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Southwest to west winds between 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph are expected. 

Very similar to Wednesday's windy day, winds of this strength could lead to power outages and minor property damage. And this time of year, be sure to secure any outdoor holiday decorations or take them inside prior to winds picking up Saturday morning. There could also be some travel delays at the Buffalo Airport, and roads like Route 5 and the Skyway in Buffalo could close because of high winds.

For today, temperatures will stay in the low 50s with winds gusting up to 60 mph through Saturday afternoon. This breeze and mild temperatures will also be accompanied by passing rain. 

A strong cold front is to blame for the strong winds and will move through Saturday, clear the rain and allow for some lake snow showers to develop Saturday evening. But with the movement of this system, snow showers are not expected to last too long, fizzling out overnight into Sunday. Afternoon temperatures drop through the 40S, then we tumble through the 30S Saturday night.

Our Sunday will be a chilly day with morning lows in the low 20s and afternoon highs only in the mid to upper 30s. Thankfully, it won't be as windy Sunday, though afternoon gusts may reach 30mph (HIfrom SW). 

Looking ahead to next week, it's a calm start to the week with a mostly sunny Monday. Morning lows will start in the low 30s and afternoon highs in the low 40s. But then the rest of the week is looking a bit unsettled. A few weaker weather system could move through the region between Tuesday and Thursday, and depending on their movement, could bring a few rounds of rain and snow showers over those three days. 


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