BUFFALO, N.Y. — High Wind Watch in effect for all of Western New York from 7am Sunday morning until 7am Monday morning for Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee and Chautauqua county. And the Watch is from 10am Sunday to 4am Monday for Wyoming, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties.
West winds sustained of 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 to 75 mph are possible.
A Lakeshore Flood Watch is also in effect from Sunday at 7 am though Monday at 4 pm.
Winds of this magnitude could knock over trees and cause power outages, especially with saturated grounds from the combination of rainfall and snow melt from warmer air moving in.
Before all of this, we will experience a calm couple of days. Tonight we will have mostly cloudy skies with lows in the low 20s.
Tomorrow partly to mostly cloudy to start with increasing sun for the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 30's with light winds.
Saturday, we will start with partly sunny skies but then look for an increase in cloud cover by later in the afternoon. Some rain showers will work their way in by evening.
Sunday is the day we will have to watch, along with very high winds we will also see rain and could accumulate 1/4 - 1/2 of an inch. We will be keeping our eyes on it for you.