Heavy Rains and Strong Winds Leave Some Damage

 Thunderstorms pummeled the region several times on Tuesday, leaving a trail of minor damage this morning. 

At the National Weather Service's office at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, they recorded .42 inches of rain for the day, with heavier amounts to the south and  east . Add in strong winds, and there were some troubles. READ DAMAGE REPORTS HERE

"We got about 50 reports of severe weather damage across Western and Cetnral New York, most of that being things like trees and power lines down," says Meteorologist Jon Hitchcock in the Buffalo office of the National Weather Service. "And what made it seem especially busy was there were mulitple waves of storms that moved through. It wasn't just one single line, we had three or four different waves."

 The region was briefly under two tornado warnings, when radar showed rotation in Cattaraugus County and  near Dansville in Livingston county, but Hitchcock says there is no evidence that any of that touched ground. 

An area southeast of Ischua in Cattaraugus County reported 1.02 inches of rain on Tuesday; Silver Creek topped the Chautauqua County readings with .44 inches  


Here's the forecast from the National Weather Service

TODAY: Mostly sunny through early afternoon, then partly sunny with a chance of showers late. Highs in the lower 70s. West winds  10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

TONIGHT:  Partly cloudy. A chance of showers in the evening. Lows  in the lower to mid 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming light.  Chance of rain 30 percent.

THURSDAY: Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers. Cool with highs in the upper 60s. Light winds, becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers.  Lows ranging from the mid 50s inland to the upper 50s along the Lake  Ontario shore. Northwest winds 10 mph or less.

FRIDAY: Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. North winds 10 mph or less.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Clear. Lows in the lower 50s.

SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT: Mainly clear. Highs in the lower 70s.  Lows in the mid 50s.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.

SUNDAY NIGHT...Mainly clear. Lows in the mid 50s.
   .MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s. Lows
   in the upper 50s

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