Power outages reported as high winds howl throughout Western Pa.

As high winds continue to move through the region, a product of an easterly moving cold front, several neighborhoods are seeing power outages.

The National Weather Service issued a high wind advisory for much of Western Pennsylvania on Sunday. The advisory, issued at 9:30 a.m., is in effect until 7 p.m. Also issued was a severe thunderstorm warning, that ended around 3:15 p.m.

The National Weather Service said the cold front was expected to bring rain and winds of 15 to 25 mph, with gusts up to 55 mph.  The winds are expected to intensify during the afternoon.

The areas affected by the wind advisory include: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

Source: Power outages reported as high winds howl throughout Western Pa.