Weather Service says strong thunderstorm could bring hail this evening
The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for a strong thunderstorm. At 6:52 p.m. the storm was located in Albion, and moving southeast at 20 miles per hour.
The Weather Service said it could hit southern Orleans, southwestern Monroe and northeastern Genesee counties. Winds in excess of 40 MPH and a half inch of hail are possible.
Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. The Weather Service urges the community to seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.