High winds expected today

Staff Reports Posted 13 April 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – Three people were out in a boat on the Oak Orchard River on Sunday afternoon near the bridge on Route 18 in Carlton.

A wind advisory is in effect for Orleans and several other Western New York counties from 2 to 9 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service.

Winds will be southwest from 15 to 25 miles per hour with gusts up to 50 MPH. The wind could take down branches and cause isolated power outages, the Weather Service said.

The wind advisory includes Orleans, Niagara, Monroe, Erie, Genesee, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.