Winds should be even stronger on Thursday

Strong winds should continue in Shelton into Thursday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

Anyone who was been outside late Wednesday felt the wind. During the overnight, there should be sustained winds of about 17 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph, the NWS said.

Windy, warmer and sunny Thursday

The winds will only get stronger Thursday.

On Thursday in Shelton, the NWS forecasts sustained winds of 21-26 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. The winds should begin to lessen on Thursday night.

As for the weather on Thursday, it will sunny with a high of 61 degrees in Shelton, the NWS said.

Fire spread dangers

The NWS has issued a Special Weather Statement for much of northern Connecticut about the fire danger from strong winds tonight.

“Blustery northwest winds will continue through Thursday with sustained flow around 25 mph and gusts up to 40 mph ... resulting in the development of fire weather conditions favorable for fire spread,” the NWS said in the statement issued early Wednesday evening.