As strong, damaging winds and heavy rain hit Connecticut on Monday, thousands were left without power.
By 4:30 p.m., the number of Eversource customers without power stood at 27,793, with United Illuminating reporting 1,152 outages.
The bulk of Eversource’s outages at 4:30 p.m. were reported in Old Lyme, where 2,946 customers, or 54 percent of those served, were without power, and South Windsor, where 2,108 outages were reported.
The largest number of United Illuminating’s outages was reported in Shelton, where 851 customers were without power as of 4:30 p.m.
By 7 p.m., the number of outages reported by Eversource had decreased to 20,982. By around 8:15 p.m., the outages fell to 18,753.
In Old Lyme, the number of customers without power was at 3,126. In Lyme, 1,314 customers were without power, or nearly 98 percent of those served by Eversource.
Waterford also reported more than 1,000 customers without power.
United Illuminating reported 1,075 outages as of 7 p.m., with the preponderance in Shelton, where 876 customers were without power.
Those numbers dropped off considerably into the evening, with 173 UI customers reported without power by 8:14 p.m.
The number out in Shelton dropped to 35. Orange reported 42 customers out, and 55 in Easton.
A wind advisory went into effect for Connecticut at 3 p.m. Monday and continues through 1 a.m. Tuesday. The weather service said winds should hover around 20 to 35 mph, with gusts between 45 and 55 mph likely.
“Tree limbs could be blown down, and a few power outages may result,” the advisory said.
The weather service said most of southern Connecticut — along with Long Island, Brooklyn and Queens in New York — will see the strongest winds.
The storm will bring 1 to 2 inches of rain to the state, with locally higher totals possible. This amount of rain could cause minor street flooding.
There is also a gale warning for Long Island Sound.
Staff writer Peter Yankowski contributed to this report.