You'd best batten down the hatches tonight, Middletown, as the National Weather Service has issued a high wind watch for southern and northern Middlesex and New London counties from late Thursday into Friday afternoon.
Southeast Connecticut and eastern Long Island will be the hardest hit, according to the National Weather Service, with winds blowing in from the southwest at 25 to 35 miles per hour with gusts up to 50 and possibly 60 miles per hour.
Looks like Trick or Treaters will be spared on their Halloween rounds this evening — and any preliminary gusts or squalls Thursday night will only add to the spookiness of the night.
Winds increase late tonight with the strongest winds expected Friday morning into the early afternoon, the NWS predicts.
That means strong southerly winds may knock down trees and power lines, resulting in scattered power outages. The strong winds may also make for difficult driving for high-profile vehicles like sports utility vehicles and semi tractor-trailers, the NWS predicts.
According to the NWS, a high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of 58 miles per hour or stronger may occur.