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Severe t-storm warning posted for WNY

Batten down the hatches. It's going to be a bumpy few hours.

Severe thunderstorms associated with a strong cold front was approaching Western New York about 9 p.m. Monday, according to National Weather Service radar.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Erie counties until 9:45 p.m. as the line a severe weather was bearing down on the area. A severe thunderstorm watch then extends until midnight.

Behind the row of severe weather, which is part of the same weather system responsible for spawning tornadoes in the Midwest late Sunday and Monday, will be gusty winds. A wind advisory is in place for Western New York from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday with expected gusts up to 50 mph.

The warm summer-like temperatures will become a thing of the past as "an unseasonably cold airmass" arrives for the middle of the week, the weather service reported.

There's potential temperatures will drop into the 30s Wednesday night with inland frost expected, the weather service said.

A unique cloud formation that can often form ahead of severe thunderstorms was observed over Buffalo early Monday evening, including this image captured on the city's East Side. (T.J. Pignataro/Buffalo News)

A unique cloud formation that can often form ahead of severe thunderstorms was observed over Buffalo early Monday evening, including this image captured on the city's East Side. (T.J. Pignataro/Buffalo News)

 

 

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