Forecasters say say wind speeds on Sunday will be as high as 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 75 mph in some areas, mostly north and northeast of Chautauqua County.
Strong wind gusts will likely bring down numerous trees and power lines across the region and scattered power outages are expected.
Property damage is also possible, especially to roofs and siding. Buildings under construction and old deteriorating buildings may be damaged significantly. Home owners should secure loose objects.
Travel in high profile vehicles will be very difficult at times, and empty tractor trailers may be in danger of being blown off the road.