Strong winds brought by a coastal storm have caused thousands of power outages across the state.
Mitch Gross, a spokesperson from Eversource said he expects power to be restored to most of Connecticut by Sunday at 9 p.m.
There were gusts of wind up to 70 MPH in Connecticut, and winds in eastern Massachusetts exceeded 90 MPH, according to Channel 3's Meteorologist Mike Cameron.
At one point, 65,000 customers were without power. Currently, there are 12,000 outages.
Winds will be sustained around 20 MPH on Saturday according to Cameron. But there's potential for gusts of wind up to 40 and 50 MPH.
“Even today we might have a few instances where branches come down and a few power outages,” Cameron said.
The precipitation from the coastal storm has passed, however, coastal flooding is still a concern in low lying areas and near the shoreline.
“There is also a coastal flood advisory and this is true for the next tide cycle or two,” Cameron said.
Some parts of the Nutmeg state saw over 3" of rain and some areas of western Connecticut had up to 8" of snow.
Sunday will be partly sunny and highs will be in the low mid 40s as the cleanup from the nor'easter continues.
Monday is looking good with temperatures ranging in the mid 40s and partly to mostly sunny skies.
Cameron expects snow and mixed precipitation varying in different areas on Tuesday.
The snow will continue into Wednesday and as temperatures increase, a mix is more likely.
We expect to restore the vast majority of customers by Sunday at 9 p.m. For a small number of our customers in the hardest hit areas, our work will continue into the later evening hours tomorrow. We appreciate your patience as we complete this important work. pic.twitter.com/3pLSXOdqsT— Eversource CT (@EversourceCT) March 3, 2018
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