Strong winds and rain knocked out power to more than 7,000 Central Maine Power Co. customers Tuesday night.

The National Weather Service said strong winds and gusts up to 50 miles per hour were expected during the storm.

Meteorologist Dan St. Jean said the winds and rain are expected to subside by Wednesday morning. St. Jean said most areas of the state will get about an inch of rain.

The hardest hit counties were Cumberland with 2,158 power outages, Lincoln with 1,572 and Kennebec wih 1,198. York County only reported 246 outages.