Strong storms could hit area this afternoon

Photo by Tom Rivers: This photo was taken recently looking out through a window at The Lockstone in Albion. It shows the Main Street lift bridge and Erie Canal.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 July 2021 at 8:56 am

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a special weather statement that strong thunderstorms with damaging winds and possibly hail could hit Orleans County and other nearby counties this afternoon.

“Conditions are favorable for strong thunderstorms today, with a risk of damaging winds, large hail, and brief heavy downpours,” the Weather Service said. “Storms will develop early this afternoon.”

The threat of storms will last through early evening. Anyone with outdoor plans should be prepared to take cover if threatening weather approaches, the Weather Service said.

In Orleans County, the showers and thunderstorms are expected between 1 and 3 p.m. with a quarter to half inch of rain in the forecast. The high today is forecast to be 82.