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Winter Storm David slams Connecticut

© WFSB viewer takes a photo of Route 2 in Glastonbury Friday morning © WFSB viewer takes a photo of Route 2 in Glastonbury Friday morning
© A barn in Bolton is covered in snow. © A barn in Bolton is covered in snow.
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
  • 80°
  • 57°

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

 

Sunday:  Partly to mostly cloudy, warm, and humid.  There will be a chance for a shower or thunderstorm.  High: 80 inland, 78 shore.  

 

Tonight: Partial clearing.  Patchy fog possible.  Low: 50-58.

 

Monday:   Partly sunny and warm, less humid.  High: 82 inland, 77 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Becoming mainly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing late.  Low: 57.  High: 75 inland, 70 shore.

 

Wednesday:  A slight chance for a morning shower, then partly sunny and warm.  Low: 60.  High: 82 inland, 77 shore.

 

Thursday:  Mostly sunny and pleasant.  Low: 52.  High: 76 inland, 70 shore.

 

Friday:  Partly sunny and much warmer.  Low: 57.  High: 86 inland, 78 shore.

 

Saturday:  Increasingly cloudy and humid.  Very warm.  Low: 62.  High: 88 inland, 81 shore.

 

 

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

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

Warm & humid

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 54°

Warm & Drier

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 57°

A Few Showers

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 60°

Warm

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 52°

Pleasant

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 57°

Much Warmer

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 62°

Very Warm & Humid

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 66°(Feels like 66°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSW @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.92 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:26:22 am
  • Sunset: 08:08:31 pm
  • Humidity: 96
  • Visibility: 5 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

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

Showers and thunderstorms late

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 55°

A few morning showers

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

Partly cloudy

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

Sunshine

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

A few clouds

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 66°(Feels like 66°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SW @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.96 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:28:36 am
  • Sunset: 08:09:25 pm
  • Humidity: 100
  • Visibility: 3 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: New London

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 56°

Chance of afternoon showers

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 53°

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 54°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 56°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 56°

Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 59°

Abundant sunshine

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 57°

Partly cloudy

Currently in New London as of

  • 60°(Feels like 60°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SW @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:25:14 am
  • Sunset: 08:05:09 pm
  • Humidity: 100
  • Visibility: 1 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 56°

Chance of afternoon showers

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 53°

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 54°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 56°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 56°

Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 59°

Abundant sunshine

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 57°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 60°(Feels like 60°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SW @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:25:14 am
  • Sunset: 08:05:09 pm
  • Humidity: 100
  • Visibility: 1 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 52°

Chance of afternoon showers

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 55°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 55°

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Mostly sunny

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

Plenty of sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 60°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 66°(Feels like 66°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSW @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.92 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:25:34 am
  • Sunset: 08:08:32 pm
  • Humidity: 96
  • Visibility: 5 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 56°

Showers and thunderstorms late

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 55°

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 56°

A few morning showers

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 58°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 57°

Sunshine

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

A few clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 59°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 62°(Feels like 62°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:28:51 am
  • Sunset: 08:07:58 pm
  • Humidity: 96
  • Visibility: 0.25 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 52°

Chance of afternoon showers

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 55°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 55°

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Mostly sunny

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

Plenty of sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 60°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 66°(Feels like 66°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSW @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.92 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:25:34 am
  • Sunset: 08:08:32 pm
  • Humidity: 96
  • Visibility: 5 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 53°

Afternoon showers, maybe some thunder

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 54°

A few morning showers

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

Partly cloudy

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

Sunshine

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 60°

A few clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 59°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 62°(Feels like 62°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.94 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:27:59 am
  • Sunset: 08:08:31 pm
  • Humidity: 100
  • Visibility: 2 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 52°

Chance of afternoon showers

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

A few clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 55°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 55°

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Sunny

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

Plenty of sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 60°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 66°(Feels like 66°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSE @ 12 mph
  • Barometer: 29.91 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:26:04 am
  • Sunset: 08:09:08 pm
  • Humidity: 93
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

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

Scattered thunderstorms possible

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 55°

A few morning showers

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

Partly cloudy

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

Sunshine

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

A few clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 60°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 62°(Feels like 62°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.94 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:27:51 am
  • Sunset: 08:09:31 pm
  • Humidity: 100
  • Visibility: 2 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 53°

Afternoon showers, maybe some thunder

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 54°

A few morning showers

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

Partly cloudy

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

Sunshine

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 60°

A few clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 59°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 62°(Feels like 62°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.94 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:27:59 am
  • Sunset: 08:08:31 pm
  • Humidity: 100
  • Visibility: 2 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

Regional Conditions

Hartford
66°
Waterbury
66°
New London
60°
Norwich
60°
Manchester
66°
New Haven
62°
Vernon
66°
Wallingford
62°
Windsor
66°
Bristol
62°
Cheshire
62°

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