BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - 4 Warn Weather is alerting western New York to the potential for severe weather in our region.
Chief meteorologist Don Paul says violent thunderstorms are developing over Michigan and are already sinking East/Southeast and are likely to hook into parts of our area sometime around 2 or 3 Thursday morning. The storms could contain damaging winds, hail, and torrential downpours that may cause flooding.
The storms could further intensify. Get the full 4 Warn Weather forecast here.
And Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging New Yorkers to be prepared for severe thunderstorms.
Thursday's storms are predicted to bring heavy rain, high winds and possible tornadoes that may cause widespread power outages.
Cuomo says weather officials have predicted a moderate risk of severe weather for the state.
He says the State Emergency Operations Center will be activated at 1 p.m. Thursday and urged residents to pay close attention to local radio and television reports.
Officials say families and individuals should have an emergency kit and an emergency plan in place. The kit should include items such as non-perishable food, water, a portable radio, flashlights and extra batteries.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
State Police need your help finding a missing woman last seen leaving M&T Bank on Main Street in Clarence this past Monday.
Police in Lockport say they have taken action after a threat was posted on a social media site from a student threatening to bring a gun to North Park School.
State Police are thanking News 4 viewers for helping them locate a man who allegedly hit a mother with his pickup truck as she loaded her two children into her vehicle and then fled the scene.
Intense Lk Snow North early heads back to Ski Country Late; General Snow Saturday
Nearly every highway in WNY experienced major slowdowns on December 12, 2013 during rush hour
With dozens of anti-fracking activists packing the gallery, the Legislature voted to ban hydro-fracking in Erie County.