CLOUDBURST: Strong storm hits area

Photo by Steve Tooley. This was the scene in Forestville as a severe thunderstorm rolled into Chautauqua County at about 8 p.m. Sunday evening. The bad weather caused the National Weather Service to issue a tornado watch until 3 a.m. this morning. Although there were no reports of damage received by press time, the OBSERVER’s office was briefly pounded by nickel-sized hail during Sunday’s storm.