NEW YORK (PIX11) — Thousands were without power on Wednesday afternoon amid heavy rain and strong winds in New York and New Jersey.

A wind advisory kicked into effect at 11 a.m. It’s set to last until 9 p.m. for portions of the tri-state area. 

More than 17,000 customers of various utilities were without power as of Wednesday afternoon. By Wednesday evening, that number was around 20,527.

Con Edison said Queens was hit the hardest of the areas that get electricity from the utility. The majority of Queens ConEd customers who lost power were in the Whitestone, Flushing, Elmhurst and Middle Village. Outages were caused by downed wires and defective equipment.

Below are the current outage numbers, as of 8:45 p.m. Wednesday:

New York:

ConEd: 6,064 customers impacted

PSEG Long Island: 668 customers impacted

Orange & Rockland: 2,049 customers impacted

New Jersey:

PSE&G: 1,663 customers impacted

Jersey Central Power & Light:  3,648 customers impacted

Below are the current outage numbers, as of 6:35 p.m. Wednesday:

New York:

ConEd: 7,926 customers impacted

PSEG Long Island: 1,392 customers impacted

Orange & Rockland: 1,884 customers impacted

New Jersey:

PSE&G: 6,404 customers impacted

Jersey Central Power & Light:  2,921 customers impacted

Below are the current outage numbers, as of 4:15 p.m. Wednesday:

New York:

ConEd: 5,125 customers impacted

PSEG Long Island: 1,346 customers impacted

Orange & Rockland: 154 customers impacted

New Jersey:

PSE&G: 5,669 customers impacted

Jersey Central Power & Light:  6,009 customers impacted