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Strong winds overnight could lead to power outages

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Rain began rolling through the state early Monday morning and as it left, the wind picked up.

After the rain pushed through the state, winds started to pick up on Monday evening. At 9 p.m., Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said there were reports of wind gusts to at least 40 mph already.

A wind advisory went into effect at 5 p.m. and will last through 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

"Wind gusts to between 40 and 50 mph are likely tonight and scattered power outages are possible," DePrest said.

On Monday night, police in the southwestern part of the state were reporting trees being down, blocking roads.

To check Eversource outages, click here. For United Illuminating, click here.

Temperatures are expected to drop overnight, and wind chill temperatures will be in the 20s on Tuesday morning.

"The northwesterly wind will remain strong tomorrow, although it should begin to ease up a little by late afternoon and evening," DePrest said.

While it will be mostly sunny, temperatures will only be in the upper 40s and lower 50s.

Wind chill readings will be in the 30s for most of the day.

"The combination of clear skies and diminishing winds will allow temperatures to dip into the 20s in many locations tomorrow night," DePrest said.

For Wednesday, highs are expected to be in the 50s with mostly sunny skies.

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