Update: More lose power as winds buffet New Canaan; freeze likely overnight
Updated 3:09 pm, Sunday, November 2, 2014
Blustery winds continued buffeting southwestern Connecticut throughout the day, with the number of power outages in New Canaan this afternoon nearly doubling the number from morning.
As of 3 p.m., Connecticut Light & Power reported that 886 New Canaan customers had lost power, up from the 425 outages reported at 10 a.m. That's about 11 percent of the townwide total.
The winds, following a rainy Saturday, signal the leading edge of a cold front that has triggered an overnight freeze warning for the region by the National Weather Service.
With a wind advisory in effect until 7 p.m. today, the NWS says there will be sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph, gusting to nearly 50 mph.
A freeze warning is effect early tomorrow from 3 to 8 a.m., with skies gradually clearing and temperatures rising to the mid-50s later in the day, the NWS predicts.