Update: Off and on showers are being reported as of 7:40 p.m. along with some patchy fog. The severe storm threat has moved out of the area. Temperatures are dropping slowly, but steadily from northwest to southeast across our area tonight. Tune in to the local weather reports tonight on FOX 66 News at 10 and JET 24 Action News at 11 for more details.
A severe thunderstorm warning is underway for eastern Erie County until 5:15 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning also is underway for Chautauqua County, New York until 5:30 p.m.
The main problems with the storms are wind gusts at more than 50 mph causing downed trees and power lines and tearing shingles off roofs.
Meteorologist Tom DiVecchio is on the JET/FOX/YourErie Facebook page with live coverage, and JET-24 Action News begins at 5 p.m.