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After freezing rain, strong winds expected later

Photos by Tom Rivers: Ice hangs on the Salisbury Fountain in downtown Holley this afternoon.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 February 2017 at 8:31 pm

Some ice covers the signs for the Public Square and Geddes Street in downtown Holley at about 4:30 this afternoon.

HOLLEY – Freezing rain hit the area late this afternoon when the temperature was in the low 30s. The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a wind advisory for Orleans and much of Western New York beginning at 10 tonight until 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

Winds will be southwest from 20 to 35 miles per hour with gusts up to 55 mph. The strong winds could cause minor property damage and power outages. Motorists in high-profile vehicles are urged to use extra caution.

The forecast for the next few days includes a high of 36 on Wednesday with temperatures falling throughout the day with a chance for snow showers.

Thursday is forecast for a high of 20 with snow showers likely. Friday will be a high of 26 with a chance for snow showers, according to the Weather Service.

Saturday will reach a high of 40, followed by a high of 42 on Sunday.

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