Weather could be stormy early this week

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 August 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers  – This pig is napping at the Orleans County 4-H Fair last week. There was lots of sunshine for the fair during its six-day run from July 26 to Aug. 1.

This week could be stormy, the National Weather Service said. It has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Orleans County and much of western and central New York.

” A cold front will cross this region on Monday,” the Weather Service said. “Showers and thunderstorms will likely be along and ahead of the front with a few of the thunderstorms potentially becoming strong to severe, with strong to damaging wind gusts the primary severe weather threat.”

Monday is forecast for a high of 79 degrees with a likely chance of thunderstorms. There is a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms on Tuesday with a high of 74.

Wednesday and Thursday are forecast to be mostly sunny with highs of 73 on Wednesday and 74 on Thursday.