Over 6K power outages across CT as Christmas storm tapers off

Storm Team 8 Weather

(WTNH) — It will be a ‘green Christmas’ Friday, more of a soggy and windy Christmas, thanks to the heavy rain and strong winds that touched down on Connecticut overnight and into the morning. Throughout Christmas morning, Storm Team 8 will track its path.

Most parts of the state were under a High Wind Warning. Tropical storm-like winds between 50-65 miles per hour will stick around through 9 a.m. It is also anticipated to get 1-3 inches of rainfall statewide, which at times will be heavy. Temperatures will be in the upper 50s, near 60 in the morning.

The rain combined with snow melt could result in basement flooding and poor drainage flooding. Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex, and New London counties are under a severe flood warning until 9:45 a.m.

In the afternoon, the rain will taper down, and temps will drop into the 40s. A flash freeze is possible overnight into Saturday.

Utility companies have been preparing all week in anticipation of the storm.

As of 8:30 p.m. Friday, over 6,000 Eversource customers are in the dark as a result of the storm, with thousands without power. Over 20 UI customers are without power.

To view the latest outage numbers from Eversource, click here.

To view the latest outage numbers from UI, click here.

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