Mass. Sees More Than 61,000 Power Outages Amid Heavy Rain, Strong Winds


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — After weeks without rainfall, a storm swept through Massachusetts bringing heavy rain and strong winds. As of Wednesday morning, there were more than 61,000 power outages in the state, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

The National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning for Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts early Wednesday morning. The strong winds lasted throughout the morning.

Many trees and branches were brought down by the storm, with some blocking roadways.

The state is expected to see warmer temperatures that are "more typical of a summer morning than the last day of September," according to the National Weather Service.

Boston is expected to see temperatures around 73 degrees.

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