Wind advisory in effect after 1 p.m. today
Snow squalls could also hit area late afternoon, early evening
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Orleans County from 1 p.m. today until 1 a.m. tonight. The advisory includes the lakeshore counties of Monroe, Wayne, northern Cayuga and Oswego.
There will be northwest winds from 30 to 40 miles per hour with gusts up to 55 mph, the Weather Service said.
“Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects,” according to the Weather Service said. “Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.
The Weather Service has also issued a special weather statement for Orleans County and other WNY counties about possible snow squalls later today with the highest risk from 3 to 8 p.m.
“Snow showers and possible snow squalls will develop in the deepening cold air across the region this afternoon and early evening,” the Weather Service said. “Bursts of moderate to heavy snow would be accompanied by wind gusts in excess of 30 mph…and this scenario would result in greatly reduced visibility along with a quick inch or two accumulation.”
The Weather Service said the roadways could be slippery due to melted snow and the falling temperatures below freezing later this afternoon and into the evening.
“If traveling later today, plan on fast-changing weather,” the Weather Service said. “Motorists that encounter snow squalls should remember to reduce their speed and to keep extra distance between themselves and other vehicles.”