AccuWeather Alert: Gusty winds dying down, damage reported across NYC region

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Gusty winds are dying down but are still expected to be strong than normal in the New York City area through Tuesday evening, prompting a wind advisory for parts of the region.

Meteorologist Bill Evans said winds were gusting around 50 miles per hour Tuesday morning but are expected to die down as the day goes on. The wind advisory was canceled Tuesday morning for most of region, but is still in effect until 2 p.m. for the northern section -- into the Hudson Valley and Connecticut.

High winds also caused some airport delays Tuesday. Flights were delayed at least an hour out of LaGuardia, where gusts of 46 mph were recorded.

Wind gusts of 20 to 25 mph are expected to continue through Tuesday afternoon, until a high pressure system fully moves into the area. Expect winds in the teens by the evening and wind gusts in single digits by midnight.

There are several reported power outages due to the wind:
- Long island: 637 (was 3,602 earlier)
- New jersey: 3,145 (was 2,649 earlier)
- Westchester: 458 (was 324 earlier)
- Connecticut: 1,074 (was 2,989 earlier)

Some damage was reported overnight Monday. A large sidewalk shed blew down outside a Hamilton Heights apartment complex near Broadway and West 133rd Street. No injuries were reported.

One woman told Eyewitness News she thought lightning had struck when she heard a loud boom. But, when she walked outside she saw a tree had fallen right on top of her apartment in Parsippany.

Here's the latest AccuWeather forecast:

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