Slightly less than 300 Stonington Connecticut Light & Power customers are without power this morning after strong winds and heavy rains caused power outages throughout the state.
Stonington First Selectman Ed Haberek warned residents of the possible power outages yesterday, saying many people could wake up today without power.
As of 7:28 a.m., the CL&P outage map showed 285 customers or 3 percent were without power in Stonington. There are 64,948 customers around the state without power.
Here is the forecast from the National Weather Service:
Today: Showers likely, mainly before 9 a.m. The rain could be heavy at times. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 40 by 5 p.m. Windy, with a west wind 22 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. Breezy, with a west wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.