The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a High Wind Warning for Coastal Hancock and Washington Counties including Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Machias, Eastport and Cherryfield fromn 6 PM Thursday April 7th through 6 AM on Friday, April 8th.

Winds are expected to be Southerly blowing 25 to 35 miles per hour with gusts up to 60 miles per hour.  The high winds will lead to the possibility of downed trees, snapped limbs and power outages. Emera Maine issued a press release stating that the utility was preparing for the possibility of outages and was readying crews and resources to ensure a safe and timely restoration response.