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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 Mark Dixon in the Channel 3 Early Warning Forecast Center…

 

Tonight:  Rain this evening, then areas of drizzle with locally dense fog by daybreak.  Low: 42-47.

 

Tuesday:  Morning fog, then becoming partly to mostly sunny.  Breezy with the possibility of record warmth!  High: 65 inland, 56 shore.

 

Wednesday:  Partly sunny and breezy, record warmth!  A shower is possible later in the day and at night.  Low: 55.  High: 70 inland, 60 shore.

 

Thursday:  Mostly cloudy and cooler with the chance for showers.  Low: 43.  High: 45 inland, 47 shore.

 

Friday:  Partly to mostly cloudy, chance for rain during the afternoon/evening.  Low: 28.  High: 43 inland, 40 shore.

 

Saturday:  Mostly cloudy with the chance for rain.  Low: 36.  High: 50 inland, 48 shore.

 

Sunday:  Mostly cloudy with the chance for rain.  Low: 40.  High: 49 inland, 47 shore.  

 

Monday:  A mix of sun and clouds.  Low: 32.  High: 42 inland, 43 shore.

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Monday
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Evening Rain

Tuesday
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  • 65°
  • 46°

Warmer!

Wednesday
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  • 70°
  • 55°

Record Warmth

Thursday
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  • 45°
  • 43°

Much Cooler, Showers

Friday
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  • 43°
  • 28°

Chilly, PM Rain

Saturday
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  • 36°

Rain Possible

Sunday
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  • 40°

Rain Possible

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 46°(Feels like 42°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.34 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:40:41 am
  • Sunset: 05:28:35 pm
  • Humidity: 96
  • Visibility: 4 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Monday
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  • 45°
  • 42°

Showers possible early

Tuesday
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  • 61°
  • 53°

Clouds giving way to sun

Wednesday
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  • 69°
  • 39°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Thursday
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  • 41°
  • 31°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Friday
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  • 41°
  • 39°

Cloudy with late day rain

Saturday
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  • 48°
  • 38°

Chance of showers

Sunday
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  • 45°
  • 37°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 44°(Feels like 44°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.34 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:42:00 am
  • Sunset: 05:30:28 pm
  • Humidity: 96
  • Visibility: 1 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New London

Monday
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  • 46°
  • 43°

Showers possible

Tuesday
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  • 53°
  • 47°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Wednesday
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  • 43°

Cloudy

Thursday
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  • 45°
  • 34°

Chance of afternoon showers

Friday
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  • 42°
  • 41°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Saturday
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  • 40°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Sunday
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  • 46°
  • 39°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Currently in New London as of

  • 44°(Feels like 40°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.37 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:37:54 am
  • Sunset: 05:26:49 pm
  • Humidity: 93
  • Visibility: 5 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Monday
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  • 46°
  • 43°

Showers possible

Tuesday
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  • 53°
  • 47°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Wednesday
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  • 55°
  • 43°

Cloudy

Thursday
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  • 34°

Chance of afternoon showers

Friday
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  • 42°
  • 41°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Saturday
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  • 40°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Sunday
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  • 46°
  • 39°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 44°(Feels like 40°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.37 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:37:54 am
  • Sunset: 05:26:49 pm
  • Humidity: 93
  • Visibility: 5 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Monday
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  • 46°
  • 43°

Showers

Tuesday
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  • 61°
  • 53°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Wednesday
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  • 70°
  • 40°

Clouds giving way to sun

Thursday
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  • 41°
  • 31°

Mix of rain and snow

Friday
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  • 40°
  • 39°

Mix of rain and snow showers

Saturday
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  • 49°
  • 38°

Showers possible

Sunday
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  • 46°
  • 36°

Rain

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 46°(Feels like 42°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.34 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:40:33 am
  • Sunset: 05:28:00 pm
  • Humidity: 96
  • Visibility: 4 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Monday
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  • 45°
  • 42°

Showers

Tuesday
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  • 56°
  • 49°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 59°
  • 41°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Thursday
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  • 44°
  • 35°

Rain developing during the afternoon

Friday
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  • 41°
  • 40°

Showers

Saturday
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  • 41°

Showers

Sunday
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  • 46°
  • 39°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 44°(Feels like 41°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSW @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.36 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:41:07 am
  • Sunset: 05:30:18 pm
  • Humidity: 93
  • Visibility: 3 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Monday
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  • 46°
  • 43°

Showers

Tuesday
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  • 61°
  • 53°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Wednesday
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  • 70°
  • 40°

Clouds giving way to sun

Thursday
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  • 41°
  • 31°

Mix of rain and snow

Friday
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  • 40°
  • 39°

Mix of rain and snow showers

Saturday
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  • 49°
  • 38°

Showers possible

Sunday
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  • 46°
  • 36°

Rain

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 46°(Feels like 42°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.34 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:40:33 am
  • Sunset: 05:28:00 pm
  • Humidity: 96
  • Visibility: 4 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Monday
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  • 46°
  • 42°

Showers possible early

Tuesday
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Clouds giving way to sun

Wednesday
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  • 68°
  • 41°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Thursday
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  • 42°
  • 32°

Rain

Friday
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  • 41°
  • 39°

Afternoon rain developing

Saturday
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  • 38°

Chance of showers

Sunday
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  • 46°
  • 37°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 44°(Feels like 44°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.36 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:41:19 am
  • Sunset: 05:29:51 pm
  • Humidity: 100
  • Visibility: 4 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Monday
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  • 47°
  • 42°

Showers

Tuesday
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  • 63°
  • 52°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Wednesday
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  • 71°
  • 39°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Thursday
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  • 41°
  • 31°

Showers possible

Friday
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  • 40°
  • 38°

Mix of rain and snow

Saturday
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  • 49°
  • 38°

Showers possible

Sunday
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  • 45°
  • 36°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 44°(Feels like 41°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.33 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:41:08 am
  • Sunset: 05:28:32 pm
  • Humidity: 96
  • Visibility: 4 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Monday
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  • 44°
  • 42°

Showers possible early

Tuesday
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  • 62°
  • 54°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Wednesday
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  • 70°
  • 39°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Thursday
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  • 41°
  • 31°

Rain and snow

Friday
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  • 40°
  • 39°

Afternoon rain developing

Saturday
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  • 48°
  • 38°

Chance of showers

Sunday
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  • 45°
  • 37°

Cloudy with rain

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 44°(Feels like 44°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.36 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:41:50 am
  • Sunset: 05:29:55 pm
  • Humidity: 100
  • Visibility: 4 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Monday
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  • 46°
  • 42°

Showers possible early

Tuesday
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  • 59°
  • 50°

Clouds giving way to sun

Wednesday
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  • 68°
  • 41°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Thursday
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  • 42°
  • 32°

Rain

Friday
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  • 41°
  • 39°

Afternoon rain developing

Saturday
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  • 38°

Chance of showers

Sunday
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  • 46°
  • 37°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 44°(Feels like 44°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.36 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:41:19 am
  • Sunset: 05:29:51 pm
  • Humidity: 100
  • Visibility: 4 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Hartford
46°
Waterbury
44°
New London
44°
Norwich
44°
Manchester
46°
New Haven
44°
Vernon
46°
Wallingford
44°
Windsor
44°
Bristol
44°
Cheshire
44°

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