Southwest winds gusting up to 55 mph are forecast for today and could result in some minor damage to trees and power lines, according to the National Weather Service in Buffalo.
“We’ve got a storm system passing by just to the north of us ... that will bring strong winds,” said Aaron Reynolds, Weather Service meteorologist. “People should tie things down, bring in trash cans or other things like Halloween decorations.”
The Weather Service issued a wind advisory for all of Western New York from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, calling for sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts from 50 to 55 mph that have the potential to bring down small branches and cause scattered power outages.
The storm system isn’t expected to bring much in the way of precipitation. There could, however, be some scattered showers from time to time, Reynolds said. Temperatures will be in the upper 40s and drop down to about 40 degrees overnight in the metro area.
Meanwhile, a few areas around Buffalo Niagara reported the first snowfall of the year over the last two days. Areas of Niagara County, including places east of Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda and Youngstown, reported a trace of snowfall Friday morning. Springville also reported a trace of snow along with several locations in Allegany County. An inch of snow fell near Randolph in Cattaraugus County.
Frewsburg in Chautauqua County reported 3 inches of snow Thursday, according to Weather Service reports.
Reynolds said there does not appear to be any additional snowfall in the picture for the upcoming week.