Active Weather Monday
A large and strong storm system will impact the Finger Lakes on Monday, primarily with strong winds, but with a potential for a few severe thunderstorms as well.
Strong to damaging non-thunderstorm winds will develop Monday morning from the south in response to the approaching storm system.
Winds through the morning and early afternoon will gust over 50 mph for most of the region. Higher elevations, especially those south of Syracuse, may gust as high as 60 mph.
The wind will turn to the southwest following the passage of an afternoon cold front. Winds across the southern half of the region will lessen slightly while the northern half continues to see the strongest gusts. Winds between Buffalo and Rochester will gust over 60 mph during this time.
The front also has the potential to trigger a few strong to severe thunderstorms over the eastern half of the region. Damaging winds will be the primary threat with any storms. While unlikely, an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. Large hail is unlikely.
Steady moderate rain will also fall, starting overnight tonight and continuing into early Monday. Flooding is not expected with this rain, however.
Be sure to check back Monday morning for more details based on the latest trends and observations.
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