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High wind warning issued for this evening until Friday afternoon

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 February 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – The water tank on Route 31 in Albion stands near the two state prisons and by a row of trees. This photo was taken on Wednesday evening. High winds could take down trees in some WNY counties.

Orleans County is under a high wind watch from this evening until Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Southwest winds will be at 25 to 35 miles per hour with gusts up to 60 mph, according to the Weather Service. The strong winds could take down trees and powerlines.

The high wind watch is in effect for Orleans, Niagara, Monroe, Genesee and northern Erie counties.

Orleans is also under a flood watch from this evening until Friday afternoon.