Storms Forecasted to Impact the Western New York, Finger Lakes, Central New York, Southern Tier, North Country and Capital Regions
New Yorkers Should Prepare for Damaging Winds, Frequent Lightning, and Hail Which May Cause Downed Trees and Power Lines
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today urged New Yorkers to prepare for scattered thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon through the evening as storms move from the Great Lakes eastward, bringing strong winds and possibly producing winds gusts from 40 to 60 mph, which could bring down trees and power lines. Current forecasts predict frequent lightning strikes from this storm. New Yorkers should take proper precautions and closely monitor local media outlets for weather updates as the storm passes through their communities, especially if outdoor activities are planned.