It has been a rough night for much of the area. High wind has caused several thousand to lose power over the western half of the state. The eastern half of Maine is fairing better, but there is a way to go yet.
The bufkit profile for Portland indicates the high wind ending between 8-9 AM. Gusty winds will prevail over western areas through tonight.
For eastern Maine, it will be late morning before the high wind threat tapers. This region also will see gusty winds continue well into the evening.
The result is that for those without power, it may take a while for restoration.
The core of the storm is tracking into Western Quebec and headed for the Hudson Bay area. A cold front will track through Maine later this morning. Behind the front, drier, cooler air will work into the area.
Eight year forecaster.