National Weather Service looking out for high winds, possible flooding in …

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The National Weather Service has issued a “hazardous weather outlook” for parts of Western and Central New York affected by a major storm last week.

The NWS issued an alert at 4:45 a.m. Sunday for parts of Western and Central New York including Northern Cayuga and Oswego Counties, as well as areas near Buffalo and Watertown.

There’s a low probability of hazardous weather throughout Sunday, but beginning around midnight a strong low-pressure area will shift across the Great Lakes and cause gusty winds, according to the weather service.

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For areas near Buffalo and Rochester, a high wind watch starts Monday morning. Areas near Lake Erie and Lake Ontario could be issued a gale watch Monday.

The Upper Niagara River, Buffalo Harbor and St. Lawrence River near Ogdensburg are under the hazardous weather outlook. The National Weather Service has not issued any serious warnings for flooding in these areas at this time.

The weather service is advising Cattaraugus, Northern Erie, Genesee and Wyoming counties to be prepared for flooding and high winds beginning Monday. Those hazards are expected to pick up in those areas through Monday evening.

We’ll continue to keep you posted on the aftermath of the lake effect storm and flooding in the area. Check back for updates.

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