Winds gusting more than 40 mph brought down tree limbs and caused scattered power outages across Western New York Monday night. About 100 customers were without electricity in parts of Erie, Allegany and Wyoming counties.
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory that was due to expire at 5 a.m. Tuesday, but strong west winds of 20 to 25 mph, gusting to 33 mph, are forecast to continue through Tuesday afternoon, diminishing to 10 to 15 mph tonight.
The wind accompanied a cold front which dropped temperatures from a high of 49 late Monday morning to the freezing mark Monday night.
A few snow showers were expected overnight and Tuesday, but accumulation ought to be minor. Temperatures Tuesday should be around 30 with a low tonight in lower 20s. The outlook for Wednesday is mostly sunny and a bit warmer, with highs in the mid to upper 30s.