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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
  • 90°
  • 65°

 

From Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest in the Channel 3 Early Warning Forecast Center…  

 

Tonight:  Mild and muggy, areas of low clouds and fog developing.  Low: 63-69.

 

Tuesday:  Areas of fog burning off in the morning, then hazy sunshine, hot and humid.  High: 88 inland, 82 shore.

 

Wednesday:  Areas of fog in the morning, then partly sunny, warm and humid.  Low: 66.  High: 86 inland, 81 shore.  Scattered showers possible Wednesday night.

 

Thursday:  Partly sunny, breezy and tuning less humid.  Low: 64.  High: 80 inland, 81 shore.

 

Friday:  Partly sunny, breezy, and cooler.  Showers are possible Friday night.  Low: 52.  High: 70 inland, 72 shore.

 

Saturday:  Partly to mostly cloudy and cool, a few showers likely.  Low: 50.  High: 65 inland, 66 shore. 

 

Sunday:  Mostly sunny, breezy and seasonably cool.  Low: 45.  High: 69 inland, 70 shore. 

 

Monday:  Mostly sunny, a little milder.  Low: 42.  High: 72 inland, 72 shore.

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 65°

Record Heat

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 65°

Hot & Humid

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

Warm & Humid

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 64°

Breezy & Drier

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 52°

Breezy & Cooler

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 50°

Showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 45°

Breezy & Dry

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 70°(Feels like 70°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: S @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.05 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:41:18 am
  • Sunset: 06:42:05 pm
  • Humidity: 81
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 65°

Mainly cloudy

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

Partly cloudy

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

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 48°

Mainly sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 49°

Sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 46°

Showers ending by midday

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 48°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 67°(Feels like 67°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:42:49 am
  • Sunset: 06:43:38 pm
  • Humidity: 90
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New London

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 64°

Cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 65°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 67°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 52°

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 49°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 52°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in New London as of

  • 67°(Feels like 67°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:38:51 am
  • Sunset: 06:39:42 pm
  • Humidity: 97
  • Visibility: 1.7 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 64°

Cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 65°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 67°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 52°

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 49°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 52°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 67°(Feels like 67°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:38:51 am
  • Sunset: 06:39:42 pm
  • Humidity: 97
  • Visibility: 1.7 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 64°

Considerable cloudiness

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

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 63°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 48°

Mainly sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 48°

Sunshine

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 45°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 47°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 70°(Feels like 70°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: S @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.05 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:40:47 am
  • Sunset: 06:41:33 pm
  • Humidity: 81
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

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

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 66°

Clouds giving way to sun

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 53°

Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 52°

Mainly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 50°

Showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 52°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 69°(Feels like 69°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: ENE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.06 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:42:07 am
  • Sunset: 06:42:58 pm
  • Humidity: 87
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 64°

Considerable cloudiness

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

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 63°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 48°

Mainly sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 48°

Sunshine

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 45°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 47°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 70°(Feels like 70°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: S @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.05 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:40:47 am
  • Sunset: 06:41:33 pm
  • Humidity: 81
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 64°

Mainly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 63°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

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

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 48°

Sunshine

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 48°

Abundant sunshine

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 45°

Showers possible

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 47°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 65°(Feels like 65°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.06 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:41:56 am
  • Sunset: 06:42:45 pm
  • Humidity: 87
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 65°

Mostly clear

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 64°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 62°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 48°

Sunshine

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 48°

Sunshine

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 46°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 47°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: S @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.06 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:41:23 am
  • Sunset: 06:42:09 pm
  • Humidity: 73
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

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

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 63°

Partly cloudy

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 48°

Abundant sunshine

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 48°

Sunshine

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 46°

Showers ending by midday

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 48°

Sunny

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 65°(Feels like 65°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.06 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:42:20 am
  • Sunset: 06:43:08 pm
  • Humidity: 87
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 64°

Mainly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 63°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

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

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 48°

Sunshine

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 48°

Abundant sunshine

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 45°

Showers possible

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 47°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 65°(Feels like 65°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.06 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:41:56 am
  • Sunset: 06:42:45 pm
  • Humidity: 87
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Hartford
70°
Waterbury
67°
New London
67°
Norwich
67°
Manchester
70°
New Haven
69°
Vernon
70°
Wallingford
65°
Windsor
72°
Bristol
65°
Cheshire
65°

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