The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the entire Western New York area until 9 pm tonight.

The NWS weather statement says:

"The storms could become quite strong...producing wind gusts in excess of 50 mph. While the greatest risk for damaging storms will be across the Western Southern Tier...strong storms will be possible over the Niagara Frontier as well."

Be sure to secure outdoor items!

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