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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
  • 68°
  • 62°

 

From Meteorologist Melissa Cole in the Channel 3 Early Warning Forecast Center… 

 

Tonight: Cloudy with rain developing, especially towards the early morning hours. Low: 62-67.

 

Tomorrow, Monday:  Cloudy with periods of rain, especially in the morning. Staying cloudy with showers in the afternoon. Quite cool for July.  High: 67 inland, 70 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Mostly cloudy, a chance for a shower or two.   Low: 58.  High: 76 inland, 75 shore.

 

Wednesday:  Partly to mostly sunny, dry and comfortable.  Low: 56.  High: 82 inland, 78 shore.

 

Thursday:  Mostly sunny, then increasing cloudiness during the afternoon.  Low: 60.  High: 85 inland, 82 shore.

 

Friday:  Mostly cloudy, showers and thunderstorms likely.  Low: 67.  High: 80 inland, 78 shore.

 

Saturday:  Partly to mostly cloudy, still the chance for a few showers.  Low: 64.  High: 83 inland, 80 shore.

 

Sunday: Mix of sun and clouds. Low: 66. High: 86 inland, 84 shore.

 

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 62°

Cool & Wet

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 58°

Showers

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 56°

Much Better!

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 60°

Nice Day!

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 67°

Showers & Thunder

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 64°

Lingering Showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 66°

Sunny and Pleasant

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 70°(Feels like 70°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSE @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.9 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:36:36 am
  • Sunset: 08:17:19 pm
  • Humidity: 63
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 61°

Cloudy with late night rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 57°

Showers and thundershowers early

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 55°

Morning showers

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

A few clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 66°

Mostly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 63°

Showers, maybe a rumble of thunder

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 62°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 66°(Feels like 66°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: ESE @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 29.91 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:38:49 am
  • Sunset: 08:18:13 pm
  • Humidity: 68
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New London

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 63°

Cloudy with late night rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 59°

Morning thundershowers

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 57°

A few morning showers

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 64°

Sunshine

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 70°

Considerable cloudiness

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 66°

Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 65°

Considerable cloudiness

Currently in New London as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: E @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 29.91 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:35:11 am
  • Sunset: 08:13:39 pm
  • Humidity: 73
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 63°

Cloudy with late night rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 59°

Morning thundershowers

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 57°

A few morning showers

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 64°

Sunshine

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 70°

Considerable cloudiness

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 66°

Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 65°

Considerable cloudiness

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: E @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 29.91 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:35:11 am
  • Sunset: 08:13:39 pm
  • Humidity: 73
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 61°

Rain developing late

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 58°

Cloudy with rain

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

Cloudy

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

A few clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 68°

Mostly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 65°

Cloudy with rain

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

Partly cloudy

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 70°(Feels like 70°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSE @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.9 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:35:41 am
  • Sunset: 08:17:16 pm
  • Humidity: 63
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 64°

Rain developing late

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 60°

Morning thundershowers

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 59°

Showers possible

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 65°

Plenty of sun

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

Cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 67°

Thunderstorms

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 66°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 69°(Feels like 69°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: E @ 13 mph
  • Barometer: 29.91 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:38:53 am
  • Sunset: 08:16:43 pm
  • Humidity: 73
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 61°

Rain developing late

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 58°

Cloudy with rain

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

Cloudy

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

A few clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 68°

Mostly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 65°

Cloudy with rain

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

Partly cloudy

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 70°(Feels like 70°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSE @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.9 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:35:41 am
  • Sunset: 08:17:16 pm
  • Humidity: 63
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 63°

Rain developing late

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 58°

Showers and thundershowers early

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 55°

Showers ending by midday

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 59°

Mostly sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 67°

Mostly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 63°

Thunderstorms

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 62°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.9 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:38:01 am
  • Sunset: 08:17:16 pm
  • Humidity: 70
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 61°

Rain developing late

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 57°

Thundershowers

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

Mostly cloudy

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

More sun than clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 67°

Mostly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 64°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 69°(Feels like 69°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SE @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.91 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:36:10 am
  • Sunset: 08:17:54 pm
  • Humidity: 61
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 61°

Cloudy with late night rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 57°

Morning rain and a thundershower

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

Cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 59°

Plenty of sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 67°

Cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 64°

Rain

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 63°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.9 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:37:54 am
  • Sunset: 08:18:10 pm
  • Humidity: 70
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 63°

Rain developing late

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 58°

Showers and thundershowers early

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 55°

Showers ending by midday

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 59°

Mostly sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 67°

Mostly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 63°

Thunderstorms

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 62°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.9 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:38:01 am
  • Sunset: 08:17:16 pm
  • Humidity: 70
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Hartford
70°
Waterbury
66°
New London
68°
Norwich
68°
Manchester
70°
New Haven
69°
Vernon
70°
Wallingford
68°
Windsor
69°
Bristol
68°
Cheshire
68°

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