A high wind warning has been issued for much of Western New York starting 8 p.m. Wednesday through 4 p.m. Thursday.
The National Weather Service in Buffalo issued the warning for Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties.
Sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph are expected with gusts as high as 65 mph.
Forecasters warned that “winds of this magnitude will bring down some trees and power lines resulting in scattered power outages.” They also said that high-profile vehicles on the road will be affected by the winds.
The weather service said outdoor holiday decorations could be damaged if they are not secured.