Wind Advisory issued for Monday

Apr 16, 2012

Temperatures are going to briefly sneak into the upper seventies later Monday, but with the sudden burst of warmth comes some turbulent weather.

A Wind Advisory has been issued through 7 p.m. for most of Western New York.

"We expect sustained winds to be in the range of 20 to 30 miles per hour and gusts approaching 50 miles per hour," said meteorologist Shawn Smith of the National Weather Service in Buffalo.

Smith explains the weather system which produced reports of over 100 Midwestern tornadoes this weekend is leading Monday's turbulent weather across the Great Lakes.

"We're not going to see conditions that would produce that scale of weather conditions here," Smith said.

"The environmental conditions in Western New York are not exactly similar to the set up that was further west. There was a lot more directional wind shear and higher instability levels."       

Showers and thunderstorms will develop Monday and into the evening.

Dry weather returns Tuesday as temperatures  plunge into the forties.