High wind watch Wednesday as temps plunge

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 February 2024 at 7:49 am

Photo by Marsha Rivers: The sun rises over a corn field on Gaines Basin Road in Albion in this recent photo.

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a high wind watch for Orleans County from 11 a.m. Wednesday through 1 a.m. Thursday.

The watch also includes Niagara, Erie, Genesee, Wyoming and Chautauqua counties. There will be westerly winds from 30 to 40 miles per hour with gusts up to 60 mph, the Weather Service said.

Wednesday will have a high of 64 and then will see a rapid drop of temperatures to a low of 20.

Today is forecast for a high of 65, followed by Wednesday’s high of 64. Thursday will only get to 28, but then the highs will be 50 on Friday and 52 on Saturday, the Weather Service said.