Buffalo, N.Y., will be battered by high winds and the risk of coastal flooding through Friday.
As the freshwater fury took shape, southerly winds increased during the day Thursday.
By the middle of Thursday night, gusts from the southwest reached 50 to 60 mph.
As winds swing around to more of a west to southwest direction late Thursday night into Friday, water from Lake Erie will be driven toward Buffalo and the potential for flooding along the lakeshore will increase.
Winds will be strong enough to down tree limbs and power lines and may cause minor property damage.
Be sure to secure loose items around your yard, such as trash cans, recycling bins and Halloween decorations.
Travel along I-90 and I-190 will be especially challenging.
The high winds will cause problems for high-profile vehicles and can be dangerous for any vehicle traversing the high bridges over the Niagara River.
Temperatures will remain in the 90s across the Metroplex through the Labor Day weekend.
More unsettled weather is coming to the Minneapolis area.
While Marie will stay well offshore from Los Angeles, it will continue to produce dangerous surf along many Southern California beaches through Thursday.
While Hurricane Cristobal will track east of the United States this week, it will spread rough surf along much of the Atlantic coast and will have some direct impact on Bermuda.
After a brief cooldown late this week, very warm and humid air will bounce back during the Labor Day weekend.
While the weather over much of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts will be free of rain this Labor Day weekend, a zone of unsettled weather will reach across part of the Central states.
Nassau, NY (1990)
Thunderstorm winds overturned boat, injuring 12.
Mt. Washington, NH (1856)
A total of 3 inches of snow on peak of mountain.
Georgia & South Carolina (1881)
335 died in a hurricane. The most severe damage was in Savannah and Charleston.