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Keep your eyes on the sky; it could be a bumpy night

All of Western New York should be on the lookout for storms through tonight as a sharp cold front passes through the region mid-evening, forecasters said.

Damaging winds pose the biggest threat, but large hail is also a possibility, forecasters said.

A wind advisory will be place from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. for northern Erie, Niagara, Orleans and Genesee counties.

Scattered thunderstorms are predicted to develop in the afternoon through the evening.

The weather service's warning about potentially hazardous weather also applies to the upper Niagara River and the Buffalo harbor, along with nearshore waters of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.

Earlier this afternoon, a severe thunderstorm warning was posted by the National Weather Service in northwestern Cattaraugus, southwestern Erie and northeastern Chautauqua counties after a severe thunderstorm tracked northeast from about Lake Erie Beach State Park near Brocton up through the tri-county area.

Winds up to 60 mph with hail were associated with the storm.

The warning expired at 2:30 p.m. when the storm moved out of the area toward Wyoming and Livingston counties, weather service officials said.

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