Weather Service warns of thunderstorms

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 June 2016 at 12:00 am

EAGLE HARBOR – Winds blow the flags on the lift bridge of Eagle Harbor this morning. The bridge has flags for the canal, the U.S. and New York State.

The National Weather Service in Buffalo is advising there is a slight risk for severe thunderstorms this evening in Western New York, including Orleans County. A cold front is crossing the state, bringing the chance of damaging winds and heavy rainfall, the Weather Service advised.

The forecast for the next few days calls for a high near 77 on Monday, high near 68 on Tuesday, high near 61 on Wednesday and high near 66 on Thursday.

Orleans County is home to seven of the 16 lift bridges on the canal, including the one in Eagle Harbor.