posted on April 11, 2011 15:24
Blustery weather across Genesee County today, and we’re in for some summer-like thunderstorms tonight.
The gusty winds are part of a storm system that socked the Midwest with tornadoes and storms yesterday.
We won’t be seeing any of that.
Meteorologist Aaron Reynolds with the National Weather Service says what we will be seeing is continued high wind.
"There is a cold front coming through - it's actually right on our doorstep," says Reynolds. "Winds are expected to be pretty gusty as the front comes through."
Wind gusts today have topped out only in the 40 mile-per-hour range. Genesee County Dispatch confirms that winds did take down trees and poles onto roadways, but those were cleaned up within minutes.
Reynolds says along with the blowing and gusting, there's also the looming drop in temperature.
"We expect the winds to bring in some cooler air. We won't be as warm as we have been the past couple of days," he says. Early estimates are showing high temperatures in the low-to-mid 50's the next few days, with overnight lows near freezing.
Short term, heading into the evening, any thunderstorms crossing our area are not expected to be severe.