Severe thunderstorms, damaging winds may hit area today

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 August 2016 at 1:21 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers

The Orleans County Courthouse dome is pictured on Sunday evening.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous Weather Outlook for today because strong to severe thunderstorms with damaging winds may hit Western New York, including Orleans County by mid to late afternoon.

“While the primary threat across the region will be damaging straight line winds and locally heavy rainfall, there is a low potential for an isolated tornado for locations southeast of Lake Ontario,” the National Weather Service in Buffalo said.