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High wind warning issued for Friday

Staff Reports Posted 9 April 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers – The canal bridge by State Street Park in Medina is pictured this evening while it was raining.

Orleans and several other Western New York counties could see southwest winds on Friday from 25 to 35 miles per hour with gusts of 50 to 60 mph.

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning on Friday from 8 a.m. until midnight for Orleans, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, Genesee and Monroe counties.

The strong winds could bring down trees and powerlines and result in scattered power outages. Travel in high profile vehicles will also be difficult at times, the Weather Service said.

Lisa Tombari was out with her dog, Jazzy, for a walk and jog this evening in Medina by the canal and State Street Park.