Strong Winds Slam Northeast, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Strong winds slammed the Northeast, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic this weekend, with some areas seeing April snow.

Dangerous winds began blowing through the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut area Saturday night, and a high wind warning was in effect until Sunday at 2 p.m. Winds were expected to reach 50 to 60 miles per hour in some areas, meteorologist Jeff Smith at ABC station WABC-TV in New York said.

Sunday morning, strong winds hit New York City, Boston and Philadelphia.

In New Jersey, more than 23,000 customers were without power this morning. In Maryland more than 20,000 were without power, and in Delaware the number climbed to over 17,000.

Despite the wind, Sunday marked Major League Baseball's Opening Day. The first pitch of the season was on a chilly and breezy afternoon in Pittsburgh, with wind chill temperatures in the 20s and 30s.

Many Midwest cities had brutal wind gusts Saturday. In Chicago, winds gusted up to 59 miles per hour. In Indianapolis, the high wind gusts were up to 71 miles per hour, blowing down trees and power lines, and even sending a sign into a car.

And in Louisville, the winds downed trees and sent debris into homes.


There's also some snow in the Midwest and New England this weekend.

Here's the scene Sunday in Boston:


And Saturday in Michigan:

Another shot of cold air is expected Tuesday morning, when temperatures could feel as low as the teens in major cities from the Midwest to the Northeast.

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