Sunday will be downright windy across the GLOW region with strong and potentially damaging winds expected into Sunday night.
The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning that includes Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties, while a wind advisory includes Livingston County.
The high wind warning will be in effect from 10 a.m. Sunday to 1 a.m. Monday and also includes Monroe, Niagara, and northern Erie counties.
Southwest winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph are expected, the Weather Service said.
The strong and most widespread winds will immediately follow the passage of a cold/occluded front Sunday afternoon and early evening, the Weather Service said in a forecast discussion Saturday afternoon.
“Winds aloft will readily mix behind this front, with gusts of 60 to 65 mph expected across the lake plains west of Rochester,” the Weather Service said.
Damaging winds will blow down trees and powerlines. Scattered power outages are expected. Property damage to roofs and siding is possible, warns the Weather Service.
Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
It will be only slightly less windy in Livingston, Ontario, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties which will find themselves under a wind advisory from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday.
South to southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected, the Weather Service said.
Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few isolated power outages may result, the Weather Service said.
Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.
Strong winds will gradually subside Sunday night, but will last the longest downwind and near the lakeshore where relatively warm lake waters will aid in
overnight mixing, the Weather Service said in its forecast discussion.
Several rounds of lake effect snow are expected through the beginning of the week.