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Wind advisory issued for parts of Connecticut

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A cold front passing through the state is making for some windy conditions on Tuesday.

A wind advisory was issued for Hartford, northern Litchfield, Tolland and Windham counties. It's expected to remain in effect until 6 p.m.

"We're dealing with wind that at times has and will gust over 40 mph [Tuesday] afternoon under a mix of sun and clouds," said meteorologist Mark Dixon.

The National Weather Service advised that gusts of between 30 and 50 mph are possible.

That may result in downed tree limbs, power outages and difficult driving conditions for high-profile vehicles.

As of 12:30 p.m., less than 2,000 Eversource customers were without power. 

The wind did force Canterbury Elementary School to dismiss around 11 a.m. Officials there believe a downed tree knocked out there power.

According to meteorologist Scot Haney, the day will be very mild with temperatures expected to reach into the 50s to close to 60. These temperatures could challenge some records in Bridgeport and Windsor Locks. The record in Bridgeport is 59 and in Windsor Locks it's 63. Both were set in 1975. 

"As high pressure builds in [Tuesday night], the wind will subside and [Wednesday] we anticipate lots of sunshine," Dixon said.

However, the day will be a bit cooler by about 10 degrees. Still, Dixon said that will be well above the normal for mid-December.

Rain is on tap for Thursday. It'll begin with fog and drizzle and lead into steadier rain later in the day and evening.

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