More than 300,000 Massachusetts residents were left without power Monday morning after an overnight storm brought high winds and heavy rains to the state.
The strongest wind gusts were felt along the coast and Cape Cod, according to the National Weather Service. Mashpee experienced 82 mile-per-hour winds, compared to the gusts of 68 miles per hour and 62 miles per hour felt in Plymouth and Rockport, respectively. The Greater Boston area meanwhile only saw gusts of about 54 mph.
The weather service cautioned that, though the strongest rain and wind is expected to subside Monday morning, there will be some gusty winds ranging from 40 to 50 miles per hour throughout the day.
“These strong winds may produce additional scattered damage, in the form of a few downed trees or large branches, but nothing like the damage that occurred overnight,” the weather service said.
The strongest winds through the afternoon are again expected to occur on the coast, particularly on the Cape and islands where gusts up to 57 miles per hour are forecast.