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Rough weather batters Western New York

By Mark Scott

Buffalo, NY – Severe thunderstorms with strong winds and heavy rains swept through Western New York.

A tornado watch and then a warning was posted during the pre-dawn hours for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties.

Strong winds caused some damage in Celeron, outside Jamestown. After looking over the damage Sunday, the National Weather Service says the damage was caused by straight line winds and not a tornado.

Scattered power outages were reported throughout Western New York.

Heavy rains that totaled more than two inches caused flooding problems on many roads in the region. A portion of Union Road between Duke and Walden was closed for a time Sunday morning. Ponding and standing water on Route 33 caused problems for motorists. And the "S" curves on Delaware Avenue were also affected by standing water.

The severe weather had moved east by mid-morning Sunday. By late afternoon, skies had cleared, though temperatures were much cooler. Skies will be mostly sunny Monday, with high temperatures in the upper 60s.