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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
  • 86°
  • 65°

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

 

Tonight:   Partly cloudy, muggy, and mild.  Lows:  62-68. 

 

Sunday:  Mostly sunny and warm, but less humid.  High: 86 inland, 85 shore.

 

Monday:  Mostly sunny and very warm, but not too humid.  Low: 62.  High: 89 inland, 84 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Partly sunny, hot and turning more humid.  Low: 66.  High: 91 inland, 86 shore.

 

Wednesday:  Mostly cloudy, warm and humid, showers and thunderstorms likely.  Low: 70.  High: 85 inland, 82 shore.

 

Thursday:  A refreshing day with mostly sunny skies and a dry northwesterly breeze!  Low: 60.  High: 81 inland, 82 shore.

 

Friday:  Mostly sunny, dry and comfortable!  Low: 54.  High: 77 inland, 78 shore.

 

Saturday:  Partly to mostly sunny, dry, and comfortable.  Low: 55.  High: 79 inland, 77 shore.

 

 

 

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 65°

Less Humid

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 62°

Very Warm

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 66°

Hot

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 70°

Showers & Storms

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 60°

Refreshing!

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 54°

Nice Day!

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

Sunny & Dry

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.86 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:03:21 am
  • Sunset: 07:44:33 pm
  • Humidity: 87
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 65°

Mostly clear

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 62°

Mainly sunny

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

Plenty of sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 71°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 59°

Morning showers and thunderstorms

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

Times of sun and clouds

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

A few clouds

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 69°(Feels like 69°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.91 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:05:12 am
  • Sunset: 07:45:42 pm
  • Humidity: 87
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New London

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 68°

Clear

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 64°

Sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 70°

Plenty of sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 72°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 62°

A few thunderstorms possible

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 59°

Mostly sunny

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

Mostly sunny

Currently in New London as of

  • 73°(Feels like 73°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.86 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:01:38 am
  • Sunset: 07:41:28 pm
  • Humidity: 87
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 68°

Clear

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 64°

Sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 70°

Plenty of sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 72°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 62°

A few thunderstorms possible

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 59°

Mostly sunny

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

Mostly sunny

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 73°(Feels like 73°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.86 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:01:38 am
  • Sunset: 07:41:28 pm
  • Humidity: 87
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 64°

A few clouds

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

Sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 68°

A few clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 72°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 59°

Morning showers and thunderstorms

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 56°

Mostly sunny

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

Mostly sunny

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.86 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:02:35 am
  • Sunset: 07:44:17 pm
  • Humidity: 87
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 68°

A few clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 64°

Sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 72°

Plenty of sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 73°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 62°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 60°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 59°

A few clouds

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 75°(Feels like 75°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.88 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:05:02 am
  • Sunset: 07:44:32 pm
  • Humidity: 87
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 64°

A few clouds

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

Sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 68°

A few clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 72°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 59°

Morning showers and thunderstorms

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 56°

Mostly sunny

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

Mostly sunny

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.86 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:02:35 am
  • Sunset: 07:44:17 pm
  • Humidity: 87
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 64°

Mostly clear

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

Sunny

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

More sun than clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 71°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 59°

Partly cloudy, chance of a thunderstorm

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 56°

Mostly sunny

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

More sun than clouds

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 67°(Feels like 67°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.88 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:04:27 am
  • Sunset: 07:44:43 pm
  • Humidity: 97
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 65°

Partly cloudy

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

Sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 68°

A few clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 72°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 59°

Morning thunderstorms

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

More sun than clouds

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

A few clouds

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.87 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:03:10 am
  • Sunset: 07:45:03 pm
  • Humidity: 76
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 64°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 63°

Mainly sunny

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

Plenty of sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 71°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 59°

Morning showers and thunderstorms

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

Partly cloudy

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

Plenty of sun

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 67°(Feels like 67°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.88 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:04:30 am
  • Sunset: 07:45:27 pm
  • Humidity: 97
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 64°

Mostly clear

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

Sunny

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

More sun than clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 71°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 59°

Partly cloudy, chance of a thunderstorm

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 56°

Mostly sunny

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

More sun than clouds

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 67°(Feels like 67°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.88 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:04:27 am
  • Sunset: 07:44:43 pm
  • Humidity: 97
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Hartford
72°
Waterbury
69°
New London
73°
Norwich
73°
Manchester
72°
New Haven
75°
Vernon
72°
Wallingford
67°
Windsor
72°
Bristol
67°
Cheshire
67°

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