Sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph and gusts of 45 to 50 mph are expected starting this afternoon in northern Erie and Niagara counties.
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory that starts at 1 p.m. and runs through 1 a.m. Wednesday for those areas.
— NWS Buffalo (@NWSBUFFALO) December 20, 2016
Minor property damage and localized power outages are possible, the weather service said. Loose, lightweight items that are outdoors should be secured and drivers in high-profile vehicles should use extra caution, especially on elevated roadways like the Skyway and the Grand Island bridges.