A Wind Advisory is in effect for the entire state until 7:00 PM this evening. Northwest winds this morning have been a little stronger than expected with gusts to 49 MPH in Hartford and 51 MPH in Willimantic. Winds are currently gusting to 30 - 50 MPH across much of the state. Eversource and UI are currently reporting 12,949 customers out across the state.
The strong winds are expected to continue for the next several hours this afternoon and could still gust from 40 – 50 MPH at times. These winds are expected to cause additional power outages during the afternoon.