Severe thunderstorms swept through Western New York Saturday night. The Southern Tier counties were particularly hard hit by strong winds and heavy rains. A tornado warning was issued for parts of Cattaraugus County. But so far, the National Weather Service says there is no evidence of an actual tornado touching down.
Weekend weather broke local records, but not the kind most Western New Yorkers might think. The sultry temperatures and conditions are expected to be followed by more of the same, but with some added relief for current drought conditions.
Round two of our late season winter weather arrives late Sunday afternoon. The National Weather Service has posted another winter weather advisory for all of Western New York from 5:00 Sunday afternoon until 2:00 Monday afternoon.
As cold as it was last February, temperatures never dropped as low as they did Sunday morning. It was 12 below zero at the airport weather station at 8am, just one degree shy of the record of 13-below set back in 1943.
A Lake Effect Snow Advisory has been issued for much of Western New York. Jon Hitchcock of the National Weather Service expects the snow event to start south of Buffalo and arrive in the city in the early minutes of 2016.
It is another windy day in Western New York. The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning until 11 p.m. this evening and a Lakeshore Flood Advisory until 2 p.m. this afternoon. The forecast also calls for showers with temperatures around 50 degrees. Winds will gust up to 60 mph.
Some warmer temperatures are slated to settle into Western New York today but winter is not ready to let go of us yet, with snow expected for this Easter weekend. WBFO's Cheryl Hagen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Tony Ansuini about what to expect over the next few days.
Western New Yorkers have been coping with frigid temperatures and wind chills lower than we have seen in a while. There is a wind chill warning in effect until 10 a.m. Friday. WBFO's Cheryl Hagen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist David Church early about the weather.