The National Weather Service has issued High Wind Watches for parts of New England including Middlesex and New London Counties in Connecticut on Friday from 5am to 3pm. A low pressure system is forecast to move slowly to the Northeast during the next 18 - 24 hours. As this storm moves, it is anticipated to be a strong wind event late tonight and during the day on Friday.
A period of strong winds and moderate rain is expected between 5am and 3pm on Friday. South southwest winds are forecast to increase to 25 – 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph by 6am with the potential for a few higher gusts to 50 mph as a cold front crosses the State between 11am and 2pm.
The strongest winds are expected along the coast and in the higher elevations.
The winds are forecast to shift to the west after the cold front passes our area and slowly subside Friday evening.
Most communities along the coast can expect scattered, minor to moderate, power outages.
Residents are urged to secure outdoor items such as trash cans, lawn furniture and gas grills so they do not become airborne.
Rainfall is not expected to be a threat with this storm (around 3/4”) as soils are fairly dry, but roadways may become slick with falling wet leaves, so please exercise caution while driving.
If you experience a power outage, report your outage to CL&P at 800-286-2000.
The Old Lyme EOC Call Center will be activated during this event.
To report downed trees or blocked roads, call 860-598-0120 to record your observations.
In any life threatening emergency always call 911.
The Town of Old Lyme Office of Emergency Management will continue to monitor the latest forecasts and willpublish updates updates as needed.