The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Buffalo area including Depew, Lancaster and Batavia until 8 p.m.
Earlier, the service had canceled a tornado watch for Western New York.
The tornado watch had been issued for all of Western New York until 9 p.m.
The watch, issued by the National Weather Service, meant tornadoes were possible.
There were reports of heavy rains and downed trees across Western New York, including fallen trees on West Becker Road and Collins Center Zoar Road in Collins.
Concord district: heavy winds and rains have toppled trees along West Becker and Zoar. EC Crews in route. Please use caution.
— Erie County DPW (@ErieCountyDPW) August 22, 2017
The watch had also covered the Finger Lakes, central and northern New York, northern Pennsylvania and part of Vermont.
Tornado Watch in effect until 9 pm this evening. Damaging straight-line winds are also a major concern for this afternoon and evening. pic.twitter.com/kf0DGSArkw
— NWS Buffalo (@NWSBUFFALO) August 22, 2017