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Saturday, December 4, 2021

WEATHER SERVICE: Gusts up to 60 mph are possible:
High Wind Watch for Monday in 2 of 4 GLOW Counties: Genesee, Orleans; possibly missing Wyoming, Livingston

NWS said, in a hazardous weather outlook 
statement, that Wyoming County could see strong winds Monday with gusts of more than 45 mph possible

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind watch for Monday. The watch will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for Genesee, Orleans, Niagara and Erie counties. Southwest winds of 25 to 40 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph possible. The strongest winds are expected from mid-morning through late-afternoon.

The winds are the result of a strong system moving into the area Sunday night and Monday, the Weather Service said in a forecast discussion. Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are possible, notes the Weather Service. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe location prior to the onset of winds, advises the Weather Service.

Along with the high winds, temperatures will be falling fast behind the cold front Monday. Highs near 50 will likely be reached in the morning across western New York and towards afternoon east of Lake Ontario, the Weather Service said in the forecast discussion.

Lake effect snow is possible behind the front Monday night into Tuesday, the Weather Service said. The combination of winds and snow showers will produce visibility restrictions on some areas. The best chance for snow showers will be across the Southern Tier and Tug Hill region Monday afternoon-Monday night, the Weather Service said.

Temperatures will fall to the low to mid 20s Monday night.

There are no advisories for Livingston or Wyoming County, though the Weather Service said in a hazardous weather outlook that those counties could see strong winds Monday with gusts of more than 45 mph possible. Livingston County may see windy conditions on Sunday, with a south wind of 20 to 26 mph and gusts as high as 39 mph, the forecast said.

Both Livingston and Wyoming counties are expected to see a high temperature around 50 degrees on Monday, but snow showers are also expected as the temperature drops to a low of 24 degrees overnight, according to the Weather Service forecast.

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