Major storm to hit CT Thursday night and Friday; power outages expected

A major storm will affect the state tonight and Friday, thus the National Weather Service has a wind advisory in effect statewide for most of Friday. This means sustained south winds at 15 to 30 mph, and peak gusts up to around 55 mph, but 60 mph gusts are possible in some coastal communities. According to Eversource, “the combination of soaking rain and strong winds can more easily bring down trees and tree limbs onto power lines and equipment, causing outages.” The company expects up to 125,000 customers could lose power, the company said at a press conference Wednesday. United Illuminating also said it is preparing for the conditions this holiday weekend, including the heavy rain and strong winds forecast for Friday and rapidly decreasing temperatures.

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