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High winds in the forecast for Christmas Eve

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The National Weather Service is out with a high wind warning beginning at 8pm this evening, just in time for your Christmas Eve travels.

Meteorologist Shawn Schmidt notes today will be wet with temperatures near a record breaking 60-degrees. Schmidt warns that high winds, gusting as high as 60-to-65 miles an hour at times tonight, may cause damage.

"They can knock out power," Schmidt says, "They'll blow loose items around in your yard. So if you have any outdoor decorations, holidays decorations, you'll probably want to either secure them from the strong wind or bring them inside for the next couple of days."

As for Christmas Day, Schmidt says the high wind warning continues until 4pm tomorrow with wet weather and dropping temperatures.  He notes a few areas well south of Buffalo like Jamestown and Olean could see possibly an inch of so of snow but there's none in the forecast for the immediate Buffalo area.