Strong Gusts Take Down Area Trees, Poles

This NOAA satellite image taken Tuesday, April 15, showed a large swath of clouds from New England through the Gulf of Mexico associated with a strong cold front pushing eastward. Heavy rain ahead of the front moves across New England, the Mid Atlantic and the Carolinas. In contrast, behind the front the Great Lakes, western New England and the western Mid Atlantic will experience spring snow showers. At the tail end of the cold front, thunderstorms will move across central Florida. AP

With strong wind gusts expected to continue this afternoon, some trees and telephone poles are coming down in the greater Boston area.

NECN.com is reporting that as the rain showers become heavier today, there may be isolated power outages due to falling trees and branches. According to WCVB meteorologist Mike Wankum, we should expect at least 50 mile per hour gusts.

[fragment number=0]

Here are some images from around the area to remind you to stay safe.

[fragment number=1]

[fragment number=2]

[fragment number=3]

Weather Wisdom blogger David Epstein said the strongest winds will continue through midnight.


This discussion has ended. Please join elsewhere on Boston.com