Storms Sock WNY Wednesday Evening

July 28, 2010 Updated Jul 28, 2010 at 9:49 PM EDT

By WKBW Programming


Storms Sock WNY Wednesday Evening

July 28, 2010 Updated Jul 28, 2010 at 9:49 PM EDT

NORTH TONAWANDA, NY ( WKBW ) Severe storms rocked Western New York Wednesday evening, causing some damage and creating power outages.

As Meteorologists Aaron Mentkowski and Mike Randall predicted - strong storms rolled through the Western New York region shortly after 6p.m. Wednesday evening.

The storms created slick driving on area roadways, ponding where storm drains backed up, damaged trees, and countless softball games and outdoor events to be canceled or moved indoors.

The most severe weather hit North Tonawanda in Niagara County; Yorkshire in Cattaraugus County; and Arcade in Wyoming County. The Southern Tier in Allegany County and the City of Jamestown also experienced severe thunderstorms, just days after that area suffered damage from the touchdown of three tornadoes.

As of Wednesday night, National Grid reports power outages in North Tonawanda, and Lackawanna - impacting a few thousand customers. For a link to outages in your area from National Grid, go to "News Links" at

Channel 7's Kendra Eaglin was in Niagara County when the storms struck, and will have the latest on Eyewitness News at 11p.m. Wednesday.

Another viewer photo submitted to YOU NEWS shows the calm after the storm over Lake Erie at Hamburg Beach.

Meteorologist Aaron Mentkowski is predicting thunderstorms could roll through the area Wednesday night, just before some cooler air covers the region. Watch his reports from the Weather Lab - then pick it up from Chief Meteorologist Mike Randall Thursday from 5- 7a.m. on "Good Morning WNY" on how the weekend will be shaping up.

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