Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in Effect in Several Counties Across CT – NBC Connecticut

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A Tornado Warning was in effect for parts of Fairfield County through 9 p.m. but has recently expired. The warning was initially in effect for the Greenwich area and then extended to the Danbury area.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was currently in effect for New London County through 11 p.m.

There were reports of strong wind gusts of up to 76 mph in Greenwich.

Bridgeport is seeing wind gusts of up to 61 mph.

There were Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in several counties across Connecticut, but they have since expired.

New Haven, Hartford, and Middlesex counties were under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning through 10:30 p.m. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was in effect for Fairfield and Tolland counties through 9:45 p.m. but has since expired.

Eversource is reporting over 33,000 power outages. Woodbury, Norwalk, and Bloomfield are the hardest-hit areas at this time.

United Illuminating is reporting nearly 6,000 power outages. There are currently 3.7% of UI customers without power, with Fairfield being one of the hardest-hit areas.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for the entire state through 2 a.m.

NBC Connecticut meteorologists said the cold front will bring a round of heavy rain and wind into the state this evening.

The wind and rain will move across the state from west to east. The peak of the highest wind gusts will arrive between 8 and 11 p.m.

The strongest winds will likely occur along the coast. A Wind Advisory is in effect for southern New Haven, Middlesex, and New London counties.

Behind the front, the weather will turn sunny once again on Monday. Colder weather will follow midweek.

Crews Prepares for Windy Conditions

Eversource said they are prepared for strong winds coming through the state tonight.

The company said that crews are pre-positioned to respond as quickly and safely as possible.

“Be sure to charge your devices and keep a flashlight handy with extra batteries,” the company warns.

To report an outage, call Eversource at 800-286-2000.

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