High winds could blow down trees and power lines across region

A high wind warning remains in effect from 10 a.m. Monday to 2 a.m. Tuesday. This will be a dangerous situation with very strong winds that will result in numerous downed trees and power lines. Extensive power outages and property damage are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

Southwest winds 30 to 45 mph with gusts up to 70 mph expected in these counties: Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Northern Erie, Genesee, Wyoming

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.

Other area counties are under a high wind watch, Monday morning through late Monday night. Affected counties will be: Wayne, Northern Cayuga, Oswego, Lewis, Livingston, Ontario, Cattaraugus, and Allegany.

Expect southwest winds 25-to-35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph possible.

Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Scattered power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.