Wind advisories are in effect for all of Connecticut and winds are exceeding 40 miles per hour in parts of the state.
In Plainfield, a tree came down on Interstate 395 South, closing the highway. The highway has since reopened.
Friday will be partly sunny with highs in the upper 60s and the winds picking up in the afternoon.
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The worst is expected in the late afternoon into the evening, with gusts of 45 mph possible, which might be strong enough to take down some more trees and power lines.
Eversource is reporting 685 power outages.
United Illuminating is reporting 37 outages.
There is also the chance for some scattered rain and snow showers after midnight.
The rest of the weekend looks good. Saturday will be mostly sunny and breezy with cool temperatures around 60.
Sunday will feature some partly sunny skies and a chance for an isolated shower.