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Wind advisory to begin Friday for parts of GLOW region, excluding Livingston
An approaching cold front will bring the potential for showers and gusty winds Friday ahead of cooler and unsettled weather for the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
A wind advisory has been issued by the Weather Service that will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday for Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming, Niagara, Monroe, Erie and Chautauqua counties.
Southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph are expected.
There will be a window of several hours from late morning through the afternoon where we could see gusts get up into the 45 to 55 mph range, mainly downwind of the lakes, the Weather Service said in a forecast discussion this afternoon.
The strongest winds likely to be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. off Lake Erie and noon to 6 p.m. off Lake Ontario, the forecast discussion said.
Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result, the Weather Service said.
Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.
Winds not quite as strong elsewhere, but still windy with gusts of 35 to 45 mph possible, the forecast discussion said.
No advisories have been issued as of Thursday afternoon for Livingston County, though conditions are expected to be breezy. A south wind of 13 to 23 mph is forecast, with gusts as high as 38 mph, according to the Weather Service.
Winds will taper down Friday night. Precipitation chances though will be increasing as the cold front slowly presses southward into the region. Thermal profiles suggesting rain will be the primary precipitation type, but some mix with wet snow is possible toward Saturday morning across the higher terrain east of Lake Ontario, the forecast discussion said.