Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Heavy winds roared through the region Wednesday, disrupting power in some locations, scattering trash cans and discarded Christmas trees
A wind gust of 56 mph was registered at the Niagara Falls International Airport at 1:11 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
In Youngstown, a 42 mph gust was recorded at 12:40 p.m.
A tree limb came down on a passing car about that time on Lincoln Avenue and Pine Street, but no other wind damage was reported by the Lockport Police.
The driver of the car was not injured. Police closed Lincoln Avenue between Pine Street and Berkley Drive, in front of Lockport High School, until the debris – which stretched across Lincoln — could be removed.
There was a wind advisory through 5 p.m. Wednesday for Erie and Niagara Counties. Buffalo registered a 51 mph wind at 1:11 p.m. at the airport, according to forecaster Kirk Apffel.
High pressure will keep the skies clear today, with the high forecast to be 39 degrees, but then a warm front will arrive, ushering in higher temperatures. The mercury will rise to a projected high of 49 on Friday and 57 on Saturday. That will fall short of a record for Jan. 12. The Buffalo office in 2005 recorded a high of 61 degrees.
Accompanying the warm front will be a higher chance of widespread showers tonight and Friday.
Another 50-degree day is expected Sunday before temperatures drop back into the 30s for the start of the work week.