Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 7:53 pm
The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Special Weather Statement saying there's the potential for strong, gusty winds and heavy rainfall tonight.
A strong cold front will push across the Western New York and Finer Lakes Retions very late tonight through early Thursday morning.
Occasional showers and possible thunderstorms will occur well ahead of and along the approaching boundary.
Winds will increase out of the southwest to 20 to 30 mph later this evening, well ahead of the front.
Stronger winds just a few thousand feet off the deck will overspread the area late this evening through the overnight as well.
Stronger convective elements such as a heavy shower or thunderstorms may be able to transport some of these stronger winds down to the surface, which would result in at least a chance of some localized strong to borderline severe wind gusts.
The best time frame for this to occur appears to be during the very late evening into the overnight hours. In addition, high moisture content will pose the threat of locally heavy rainfall with any stronger cells.