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High Winds Cause Damage

A quiet week ahead.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    (Published Monday, Feb. 13, 2017)

    NBC Connecticut Meteorologists have issued a First Alert for strong winds capable of taking down tree limbs and causing power outages and there have been several problems across the state.

    The National Weather Service has issued high wind warnings until 6 p.m.

    Winds today have gusted to 53 miles per hour at Groton-New London Airport and to 53 at Ledge Light.

    During strong winds, a tree toppled on a house on Miami Street in West Haven.Police officers and firefighters have responded. 

    A tree also came down on a car on the southbound side of the Merritt Parkway in Greenwich and minor injuries are reported. 

    Winds also caused issues on Metro-North Railroad. There were five to 10-minute delays because of a downed tree in the vicinity of Old Greenwich. 

    A peak wind gust of 53 mph was already recorded at Groton New London Airport. 

    The winds will settle down later this afternoon, here's a look at Future Wind Gusts at 5 this evening. 

    The strong winds are already leading to some isolated power outages. As of 2 p.m., Eversource is reporting nearly 8,000 outages. Click here to find an updated list of power outages from Eversource.

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    United Illuminating is reporting around 1,600 outages. Click here to find an updated list of power outages from United Illuminating.

    Gusty winds will make temperatures feel much cooler than they actually are. Wind chill values will be in the low to middle 20s throughout the day.

    The weather for the remainder of the week will be tranquil with temperatures in the low to middle 30s which is near average.