The Baltimore region is under a high wind warning Monday, with gusts of 50-60 mph expected to cause widespread damage and power outages. (WJZ video)

Winds diminished Monday night after the Baltimore region was under a high wind warning for much of the day, with gusts of 50-60 mph leaving thousands without power.

The strongest winds came Monday morning, the National Weather Service said, causing trees and branches to fall. The wind warning was in effect through 6 p.m.

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As of early Monday afternoon, over 6,000 Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. customers were without power. Baltimore City had the most outages, with 2,420 customers reporting to be without power.

Power outages caused a handful of schools to close Monday, including: Riverside Elementary School and Churchville Elementary School in Harford County, Sparks Elementary School in Baltimore County, and Westport Academy in Baltimore City.

Downed trees and power lines also caused road closures throughout the region.

The weather services said temperatures heading into early Tuesday morning will be much cooler than the past couple nights.

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