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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

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

 

Tonight: Thickening clouds overnight, with periods of light snow by morning.  Low: 20-30.

 

Monday:  A chance for light showers of snow or an icy mix, or drizzle, in the morning.  Final accumulations of a coating to an inch are possible, with isolated areas of 1-2" in northwestern Connecticut.  Partial clearing during the afternoon.  High: 39 inland, 42 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Increasing cloudiness, a chance for a rain or snow shower later afternoon or overnight.  Low: 28.  High: 52 inland, 53 shore.

 

Wednesday:  Partly sunny and windy.  Low: 30.  High: 37 inland, 40 shore.

 

Thursday:  Partly to mostly sunny.  Low: 22.  High: 40 inland, 42 shore.

 

Friday:  Increasing cloudiness, breezy and milder.  Low: 29.  High: 47 inland, 49 shore. 

 

Saturday:  Cloudy with periods of rain developing during the afternoon.  Low: 35.  High: 54 inland, 57 shore. 

 

Sunday:  Partly sunny, mild, and breezy.    Low: 41.  High: 50 inland, 52 shore.

 

 

 

 

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Sunday
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  • 12°

Light Winds

Monday
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  • 39°
  • 25°

AM Mix Showers

Tuesday
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  • 52°
  • 28°

Milder

Wednesday
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  • 37°
  • 30°

Windy & Colder

Thursday
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  • 40°
  • 22°

A Dry Day

Friday
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  • 47°
  • 29°

Breezy & Milder

Saturday
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  • 54°
  • 35°

Periods of Rain

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 27°(Feels like 27°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.26 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:12:10 am
  • Sunset: 04:21:34 pm
  • Humidity: 61
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Sunday
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  • 31°
  • 23°

Chance of snow showers early

Monday
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  • 41°
  • 32°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Tuesday
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  • 44°
  • 30°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
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  • 38°
  • 19°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
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  • 32°
  • 20°

Mostly sunny

Friday
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  • 42°
  • 39°

More clouds than sun

Saturday
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  • 52°
  • 33°

Rain

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 27°(Feels like 27°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.22 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:13:04 am
  • Sunset: 04:23:47 pm
  • Humidity: 61
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New London

Sunday
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  • 33°
  • 26°

Mostly cloudy

Monday
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  • 43°
  • 34°

Cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 47°
  • 35°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
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  • 41°
  • 23°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 35°
  • 24°

Mostly sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 47°
  • 46°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
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  • 55°
  • 38°

Rain

Currently in New London as of

  • 30°(Feels like 30°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.26 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:08:34 am
  • Sunset: 04:20:38 pm
  • Humidity: 43
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Sunday
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  • 33°
  • 26°

Mostly cloudy

Monday
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  • 43°
  • 34°

Cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 47°
  • 35°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
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  • 41°
  • 23°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 35°
  • 24°

Mostly sunny

Friday
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  • 47°
  • 46°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
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  • 55°
  • 38°

Rain

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 30°(Feels like 30°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.26 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:08:34 am
  • Sunset: 04:20:38 pm
  • Humidity: 43
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Sunday
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  • 31°
  • 22°

Cloudy

Monday
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  • 36°
  • 31°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 46°
  • 31°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 39°
  • 19°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 32°
  • 20°

Mostly sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 42°
  • 39°

Mostly cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 34°

Cloudy with rain

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 27°(Feels like 27°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.26 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:12:14 am
  • Sunset: 04:20:43 pm
  • Humidity: 61
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Sunday
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  • 33°
  • 28°

Mostly cloudy

Monday
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  • 42°
  • 36°

Clouds giving way to sun

Tuesday
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  • 47°
  • 35°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
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  • 42°
  • 24°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 36°
  • 25°

Sunshine

Friday
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  • 47°
  • 45°

Mostly cloudy

Saturday
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  • 55°
  • 38°

Cloudy with rain

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 31°(Feels like 31°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: ENE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.25 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:11:31 am
  • Sunset: 04:24:09 pm
  • Humidity: 50
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Sunday
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  • 31°
  • 22°

Cloudy

Monday
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  • 36°
  • 31°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 46°
  • 31°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 39°
  • 19°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 32°
  • 20°

Mostly sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 42°
  • 39°

Mostly cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 34°

Cloudy with rain

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 27°(Feels like 27°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.26 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:12:14 am
  • Sunset: 04:20:43 pm
  • Humidity: 61
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Sunday
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  • 34°
  • 23°

Snow showers early

Monday
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  • 41°
  • 30°

Clouds giving way to sun

Tuesday
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  • 45°
  • 30°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
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  • 40°
  • 19°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 35°
  • 19°

More sun than clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 44°
  • 40°

Mostly cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 34°

Cloudy with rain

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 28°(Feels like 28°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.25 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:12:01 am
  • Sunset: 04:23:15 pm
  • Humidity: 66
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Sunday
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  • 30°
  • 21°

Mostly cloudy

Monday
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  • 36°
  • 32°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 45°
  • 31°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
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  • 39°
  • 19°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 33°
  • 20°

A few clouds

Friday
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  • 41°
  • 38°

Considerable cloudiness

Saturday
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  • 52°
  • 34°

Cloudy with rain

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 24°(Feels like 24°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.25 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:12:53 am
  • Sunset: 04:21:14 pm
  • Humidity: 62
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 31°
  • 22°

Cloudy

Monday
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  • 40°
  • 33°

Cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 44°
  • 30°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 38°
  • 19°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 32°
  • 20°

Mostly sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 41°
  • 38°

More clouds than sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 52°
  • 33°

Rain

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 28°(Feels like 28°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.25 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:13:10 am
  • Sunset: 04:23:02 pm
  • Humidity: 66
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Sunday
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  • 34°
  • 23°

Snow showers early

Monday
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  • 41°
  • 30°

Clouds giving way to sun

Tuesday
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  • 45°
  • 30°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 40°
  • 19°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 35°
  • 19°

More sun than clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 44°
  • 40°

Mostly cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 34°

Cloudy with rain

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 28°(Feels like 28°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.25 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:12:01 am
  • Sunset: 04:23:15 pm
  • Humidity: 66
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Hartford
27°
Waterbury
27°
New London
30°
Norwich
30°
Manchester
27°
New Haven
31°
Vernon
27°
Wallingford
28°
Windsor
24°
Bristol
28°
Cheshire
28°

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