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.