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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
  • 82°
  • 52°

             

             

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

 

Tonight:  A mainly clear sky, comfortable.  Low: 52-59.

 

Friday:  Mostly sunny, becoming very warm, but not too humid.  High: 89 inland, 80 shore.

 

Saturday:  Partly sunny, hot and more humid.  A thunderstorm possible in the late afternoon or evening.  Low: 63.  High: 90 inland, 81 shore.

 

Sunday:  Cloudy and much cooler with spotty light rain and drizzle.  Low: 60.  High: 67 inland, 66 shore.  

 

Monday (Memorial Day):   Mostly cloudy, a chance for a shower.  Low: 55.  High: 75 inland, 72 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Partly sunny and warmer, a shower possible.  Low: 60.  High: 88 inland, 80 shore.

 

Wednesday:  Mostly sunny, warm and dry.  Low: 58.  High: 85 inland, 78 shore.

 

Thursday:  Partly sunny and warm.  Low: 59.  High: 86 inland, 78 shore.

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 52°

Dry & Pleasant!

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 56°

Much Warmer

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 63°

Hot & Humid

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 60°

Much Cooler

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

A Few Showers

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 60°

Warmer

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 58°

Warm & Dry

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 80°(Feels like 80°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNE @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 30.07 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:23:21 am
  • Sunset: 08:12:19 pm
  • Humidity: 23
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

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

Abundant sunshine

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 65°

Plenty of sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 59°

A few thunderstorms possible

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

Cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 61°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 58°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 58°

Sunshine

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 76°(Feels like 76°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNW @ 13 mph, gusting to 20 mph
  • Barometer: 30.11 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:25:32 am
  • Sunset: 08:13:10 pm
  • Humidity: 26
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: New London

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 53°

Abundant sunshine

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 61°

Plenty of sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 58°

Times of sun and clouds

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

Morning showers

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 57°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 57°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 57°

Sunshine

Currently in New London as of

  • 61°(Feels like 61°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SE @ 15 mph, gusting to 22 mph
  • Barometer: 30.11 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:22:08 am
  • Sunset: 08:08:45 pm
  • Humidity: 83
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 53°

Abundant sunshine

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 61°

Plenty of sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 58°

Times of sun and clouds

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

Morning showers

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 57°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 57°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 57°

Sunshine

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 61°(Feels like 61°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SE @ 15 mph, gusting to 22 mph
  • Barometer: 30.11 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:22:08 am
  • Sunset: 08:08:45 pm
  • Humidity: 83
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

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

Abundant sunshine

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

Plenty of sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 59°

Times of sun and clouds

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

Morning showers

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 61°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 57°

Abundant sunshine

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

Sunshine

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 80°(Feels like 80°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNE @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 30.07 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:22:24 am
  • Sunset: 08:12:17 pm
  • Humidity: 23
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

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

Mainly clear

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

Plenty of sun

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

Partly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 56°

Cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 60°

Mostly cloudy

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

More sun than clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 58°

Sunshine

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 82°(Feels like 82°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.07 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:25:44 am
  • Sunset: 08:11:42 pm
  • Humidity: 19
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

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

Abundant sunshine

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

Plenty of sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 59°

Times of sun and clouds

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

Morning showers

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 61°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 57°

Abundant sunshine

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

Sunshine

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 80°(Feels like 80°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNE @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 30.07 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:22:24 am
  • Sunset: 08:12:17 pm
  • Humidity: 23
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 53°

Abundant sunshine

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

Plenty of sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 60°

Afternoon thunderstorms

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

Mostly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 60°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 57°

A few clouds

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

Mainly sunny

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 80°(Feels like 80°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 10 mph, gusting to 16 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:24:50 am
  • Sunset: 08:12:11 pm
  • Humidity: 21
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

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

Clear

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 65°

Plenty of sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 59°

Showers and thunderstorms late

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

Showers ending by midday

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 61°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 56°

Sunshine

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

Sunshine

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 80°(Feels like 80°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: N @ 12 mph, gusting to 21 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:22:54 am
  • Sunset: 08:12:50 pm
  • Humidity: 19
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 57°

Clear

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

Partly cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 57°

Scattered thunderstorms

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 53°

Cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 61°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 57°

Sunshine

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

Sunshine

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 80°(Feels like 80°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 10 mph, gusting to 16 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:24:40 am
  • Sunset: 08:13:04 pm
  • Humidity: 21
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 53°

Abundant sunshine

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

Plenty of sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 60°

Afternoon thunderstorms

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

Mostly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 60°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 57°

A few clouds

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

Mainly sunny

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 80°(Feels like 80°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 10 mph, gusting to 16 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:24:50 am
  • Sunset: 08:12:11 pm
  • Humidity: 21
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

Regional Conditions

Hartford
80°
Waterbury
76°
New London
61°
Norwich
61°
Manchester
80°
New Haven
82°
Vernon
80°
Wallingford
80°
Windsor
80°
Bristol
80°
Cheshire
80°

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