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Winter Storm David slams Connecticut

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Winter Storm David arrived in Connecticut Thursday and brought with it heavy, wet snow and strong winds.

The pesky storm system arrived in the area on Thursday morning and caused a traffic nightmare for commuters across the state. Interstate 84 was shut down for hours in Tolland after multiple crashes involving tractor trailers and numerous vehicles were reported.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said even though Winter Storm David was centered hundreds of miles off of the New England coastline, it had a very large, expansive circulation.

A band of heavy, wet snow continued to rotate around the storm through southern New England late Thursday night and into Friday morning, and that is expected to bring more headaches to commuters by the time Friday's morning rush hour is in full swing.

DePrest said the combination of the heavy snow and strong winds could also bring numerous power outages to Connecticut residents.

Winds could gust to more than 40 mph, DePrest said.

The snow and wind will continue at least until mid-morning, and total snow accumulations could range anywhere from four to eight inches across most of the state, with lesser amounts in southeastern Connecticut. In the northeastern and northwestern hills, more than eight inches could fall.

According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, 632 state plow trucks and more than 200 contractor plow trucks are available to clear the state's roads, highways and interstates.

Interstate 95 north was closed in Clinton after a tractor trailer jackknifed. Another one did the same thing along Interstate 84 in Manchester, forcing lane closures.

When the detour was set up to avoid the Clinton mess, drivers found themselves stuck with a bigger problem after tractor trailers and other large vehicles became stuck on the unplowed roads.

Several other crashes have been reported on the state's roads, and it's unknown if anyone has been seriously injured in any of them.

Connecticut Light & Power said it would open its emergency operations center in Berlin if conditions warrant. However, United Illuminating opened its EOC facility Wednesday afternoon.

Both CL&P and UI officials said they have their outside-of-company workers on standby in case extra help is needed.

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Early Warning Weather

Today's Forecast

Today's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 61°

From Meteorologist Mike Cameron in the Channel 3 Early Warning Forecast Center… 

 

Sunday:  Partly to mostly sunny, dry and seasonably warm.  High: 84 inland, 80 shore. 

 

Tonight:  Partly cloudy and comfortable cool.   Low: 54-60.

 

Monday:  Partly sunny and cooler, a shower or thunderstorm possible in the afternoon.  High: 78 inland, 76 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Partly sunny, a chance for a shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon.  Low: 56.  High: 77 inland, 76 shore.

 

Wednesday:  Partly to mostly sunny, a bit warmer.  Low: 55.  High: 82 inland, 78 shore.

 

Thursday:  Partly sunny, breezy and becoming very warm.  Low: 59.  High: 89 inland, 81 shore.

 

Friday:  Partly sunny and warm, a chance for a shower or thunderstorm.  Low: 66.  High: 87 inland, 82 shore. 

 

Saturday:  Partly cloudy and humid with the chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Low: 68.  High: 89 inland, 85 shore.  

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 61°

Nice Day!

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 58°

PM T'Storm

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 56°

PM T'Storm

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 55°

Mostly Sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 57°

Partly Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 66°

PM T'Storm

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 68°

PM T'storm

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 78°(Feels like 79°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.96 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:17:27 am
  • Sunset: 08:29:18 pm
  • Humidity: 48
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 8

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 56°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 55°

More sun than clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 55°

Afternoon thunderstorms

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 57°

Plenty of sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 67°

Chance of afternoon showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 67°

Afternoon thunderstorms

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 66°

Afternoon showers and thunderstorms

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 75°(Feels like 75°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: W @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.01 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:19:36 am
  • Sunset: 08:30:03 pm
  • Humidity: 47
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 8

7-Day Forecast: New London

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 60°

Partly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 60°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 59°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 60°

Mostly sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 67°

Chance of afternoon showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 67°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 68°

Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon

Currently in New London as of

  • 73°(Feels like 73°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 29.96 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:16:23 am
  • Sunset: 08:25:33 pm
  • Humidity: 64
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 8

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 60°

Partly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 60°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 59°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 60°

Mostly sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 67°

Chance of afternoon showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 67°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 68°

Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 73°(Feels like 73°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 29.96 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:16:23 am
  • Sunset: 08:25:33 pm
  • Humidity: 64
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 8

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 56°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 55°

Mostly sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 56°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 57°

Mostly sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 67°

Chance of afternoon showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 68°

Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 67°

Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 78°(Feels like 79°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.96 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:16:21 am
  • Sunset: 08:29:20 pm
  • Humidity: 48
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 8

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 59°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 59°

Plenty of sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 58°

Considerable cloudiness

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 61°

Plenty of sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 68°

Mix of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 69°

A few thunderstorms possible

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 67°

Afternoon thunderstorms

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 73°(Feels like 73°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: SSW @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 29.99 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:20:00 am
  • Sunset: 08:28:27 pm
  • Humidity: 65
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 8

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 56°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 55°

Mostly sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 56°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 57°

Mostly sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 67°

Chance of afternoon showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 68°

Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 67°

Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 78°(Feels like 79°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.96 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:16:21 am
  • Sunset: 08:29:20 pm
  • Humidity: 48
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 8

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 55°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 54°

Mostly sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 55°

More clouds than sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 56°

A few clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 66°

Considerable cloudiness

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 67°

Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 66°

Afternoon showers and thunderstorms

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 78°(Feels like 79°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:18:58 am
  • Sunset: 08:29:04 pm
  • Humidity: 45
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 8

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 57°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 55°

A few clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 56°

Considerable cloudiness

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 57°

More sun than clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 67°

Afternoon showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 68°

Afternoon showers and thunderstorms

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 67°

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 78°(Feels like 79°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: W @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:16:53 am
  • Sunset: 08:29:56 pm
  • Humidity: 46
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 8

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 57°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 56°

Plenty of sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 55°

Isolated thunderstorms

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 57°

Plenty of sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 67°

Afternoon showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 67°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 66°

Afternoon thunderstorms

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 78°(Feels like 79°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:18:49 am
  • Sunset: 08:30:06 pm
  • Humidity: 45
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 8

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 55°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 54°

Mostly sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 55°

More clouds than sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 56°

A few clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 66°

Considerable cloudiness

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 67°

Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 66°

Afternoon showers and thunderstorms

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 78°(Feels like 79°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:18:58 am
  • Sunset: 08:29:04 pm
  • Humidity: 45
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 8

Regional Conditions

Hartford
78°
Waterbury
75°
New London
73°
Norwich
73°
Manchester
78°
New Haven
73°
Vernon
78°
Wallingford
78°
Windsor
78°
Bristol
78°
Cheshire
78°

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