High wind watch issued for Thursday and Friday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 November 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

ALBION – This tree stands in front of the DAR House on North Main Street in Albion on Monday.

There may not be too many leaves left on the tree after high winds are forecast to hit the area on Thursday and Friday.

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind watch for Orleans County and much of Western New York from 7 am. Thursday to 6 p.m. Friday. Winds are forecast to be 25 to 35 miles per hour with gusts up to 55 mph.

“This is expected to be a prolonged wind event with the strongest winds peaking from late in the day Thursday through Friday morning,” according to the National Weather Service in Buffalo.