Property owners and construction site managers were urged Sunday to take precautions ahead of the tropical storm-force winds expected Monday in the Philadelphia region.
The National Weather Service issued Monday afternoon a high wind warning for New London, Fairfield, Middlesex and New Haven counties. The strongest gusts are most likely from overnight to midday Monday. North wind 3 to 5 miles per hour.
The outages were caused by fallen tree branches from strong winds that ripped through the Northeast.
At 1 a.m. Monday, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) reported 5,869 customers without power, including 2,153 in Frederick County and 976 in Winchester. East southeast wind around 5 miles per hour.
Highs in the upper 60s are expected to continue through the remainder of the week and into early next week. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. North wind 3 to 6 miles per hour. Light southwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%. I am especially concerned about power lines in the northern part of the state, where a glaze of ice accumulated on Sunday. North wind 6 to 13 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 18 miles per hour. Northwest wind around 5 miles per hour. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Both areas are expecting 18 to 24 inches of snow, with wind gusts that could even exceed 50 miles per hour.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. East wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Otherwise, we will see overcast skies and highs in the middle 40s for Wednesday.
Another cooldown is forecast for Thursday and Friday, as highs stumble and fall to around 40 degrees, give or take.
Wednesday NightClear, with a low around 32.