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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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  • 65°
  • 50°

 

From Meteorologist Scot Haney in the Channel 3 Early Warning Forecast Center… 

 

Today, 5/30/17:  Mostly cloudy and cool, a chance for a shower especially in the Litchfield Hills.  High: 66 inland, 63 shore.

 

Tonight:  Cloudy with showers.  Fog too.  Low: 54.

 

Wednesday:   Partly sunny to mostly cloudy, a chance for a late afternoon or evening shower or thunderstorm.  Low: 54.  High: 73 inland, 70 shore.

 

Thursday:  Partly sunny, dry and pleasant!  Low: 54.  High: 75 inland, 70 shore.

 

Friday:  Partly to mostly cloudy, showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  Low: 55.  High: 76 inland, 72 shore.

 

Saturday:  Mostly cloudy, showers likely with a thunderstorm possible.  Low: 60.  High: 75 inland, 76 shore. 

 

Sunday:  Partly sunny and breezy.  Low: 52.  High: 73 inland, 74 shore.

 

Monday:  Partly to mostly cloudy, a chance for showers in the afternoon.  Low: 51.  High: 73 inland, 71 shore.

 

 

 

 

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
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Mostly Cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 52°

Showers/Thunder

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 54°

Partly sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 55°

Showers

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

Showers/Thunder

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 52°

Breezy & Dry

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 51°

PM Showers

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 56°(Feels like 56°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.19 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:19:19 am
  • Sunset: 08:17:26 pm
  • Humidity: 87
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 54°

Mostly cloudy

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

Mostly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 51°

More sun than clouds

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

A few clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 55°

Chance of showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 54°

Showers

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 52°

Chance of showers

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 54°(Feels like 54°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.19 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:21:41 am
  • Sunset: 08:18:22 pm
  • Humidity: 82
  • Visibility: 0.75 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: New London

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 53°

Cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 66°
  • 58°

Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 54°

Morning showers and thunderstorms

Friday
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  • 69°
  • 59°

More sun than clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 56°

Showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 54°

Showers

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 53°

Chance of afternoon showers

Currently in New London as of

  • 55°(Feels like 55°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: E @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.19 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:18:22 am
  • Sunset: 08:13:50 pm
  • Humidity: 86
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Tuesday
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  • 58°
  • 53°

Cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 66°
  • 58°

Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 54°

Morning showers and thunderstorms

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 59°

More sun than clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 56°

Showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 54°

Showers

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 53°

Chance of afternoon showers

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 55°(Feels like 55°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: E @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.19 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:18:22 am
  • Sunset: 08:13:50 pm
  • Humidity: 86
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 55°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 55°

Mostly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 50°

More sun than clouds

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

A few clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 54°

Showers possible

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 53°

Showers

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 52°

Chance of showers

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 56°(Feels like 56°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.19 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:18:24 am
  • Sunset: 08:17:28 pm
  • Humidity: 87
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 55°

Mostly cloudy

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

Mostly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 53°

Abundant sunshine

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 60°

A few clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 56°

Chance of showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 55°

Chance of showers

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 54°

Showers possible

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 55°(Feels like 55°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SE @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.19 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:21:53 am
  • Sunset: 08:16:48 pm
  • Humidity: 89
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 55°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 55°

Mostly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 50°

More sun than clouds

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

A few clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 54°

Showers possible

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 53°

Showers

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 52°

Chance of showers

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 56°(Feels like 56°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.19 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:18:24 am
  • Sunset: 08:17:28 pm
  • Humidity: 87
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Tuesday
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  • 62°
  • 54°

Cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 74°
  • 55°

Cloudy

Thursday
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  • 74°
  • 50°

Showers ending by midday

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

More sun than clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 55°

Showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 54°

Showers

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 52°

Showers possible

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 55°(Feels like 55°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.19 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:20:59 am
  • Sunset: 08:17:18 pm
  • Humidity: 86
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 54°

Cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 75°
  • 54°

Showers and thunderstorms late

Thursday
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  • 73°
  • 49°

A few clouds

Friday
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  • 76°
  • 58°

Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
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  • 74°
  • 53°

Chance of showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 53°

Showers possible

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 51°

Chance of showers

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 55°(Feels like 55°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSE @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 30.18 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:19:08 am
  • Sunset: 08:18:16 pm
  • Humidity: 89
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 53°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 56°

A few thunderstorms possible

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 50°

More sun than clouds

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

Plenty of sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 54°

Showers possible

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 53°

Showers

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 51°

Showers

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 55°(Feels like 55°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.19 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:20:51 am
  • Sunset: 08:18:23 pm
  • Humidity: 86
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 54°

Cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 55°

Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 50°

Showers ending by midday

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

More sun than clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 55°

Showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 54°

Showers

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 52°

Showers possible

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 55°(Feels like 55°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.19 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:20:59 am
  • Sunset: 08:17:18 pm
  • Humidity: 86
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

Regional Conditions

Hartford
56°
Waterbury
54°
New London
55°
Norwich
55°
Manchester
56°
New Haven
55°
Vernon
56°
Wallingford
55°
Windsor
55°
Bristol
55°
Cheshire
55°

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