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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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  • 82°
  • 52°

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

 

Today, 7/26/17:  A gorgeous day with partly sunny skies, light winds, and low humidity.  High: 82 inland, 78 shore.

 

Tonight:  Partly to mostly clear, not as cool.  Lows 60-67

 

Thursday:  Partly sunny, then increasing cloudiness during the afternoon.  A chance for a shower or thunderstorm late Thursday or Thursday night.  Low: 62.  High: 83 inland, 80 shore.

 

Friday:  Partly sunny and seasonably warm, a slight chance for a shower.  Low: 66.  High: 85 inland, 83 shore.

 

Saturday:  A chance for showers in the morning, then clearing during the afternoon.  Low: 62.  High: 80 inland, 79 shore.

 

Sunday:  Partly to mostly sunny and pleasant!  Low: 56.  High: 82 inland, 80 shore. 

 

Monday:  Partly sunny and seasonably warm.  Low: 58.  High: 85 inland, 82 shore.

 

Tuesday (August 1st):  Partly sunny and warm.  Low: 63.  High: 86 inland, 83 shore.

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Wednesday
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  • 82°
  • 52°

Much Better!

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

Thunder Late

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 66°

Seasonably warm

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 62°

AM Showers

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

Pleasant!

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

Seasonably Warm

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 63°

Warm

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: NNE @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.26 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:39:19 am
  • Sunset: 08:14:23 pm
  • Humidity: 73
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 60°

Plenty of sun

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

Afternoon thunderstorms

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 61°

Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon

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

Considerable cloudiness

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 58°

Mainly sunny

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

Abundant sunshine

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

More sun than clouds

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.28 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:41:26 am
  • Sunset: 08:15:28 pm
  • Humidity: 60
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: New London

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 63°

Abundant sunshine

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 68°

Mostly cloudy

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

Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 60°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 61°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 66°

Sunshine

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

A few clouds

Currently in New London as of

  • 73°(Feels like 73°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.24 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:38:09 am
  • Sunset: 08:10:58 pm
  • Humidity: 61
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 63°

Abundant sunshine

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 68°

Mostly cloudy

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

Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 60°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 61°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 66°

Sunshine

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

A few clouds

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 73°(Feels like 73°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.24 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:38:09 am
  • Sunset: 08:10:58 pm
  • Humidity: 61
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 62°

Plenty of sun

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

A few thunderstorms possible

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

Partly cloudy

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 59°

Sunny

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

Sunny

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

Mostly sunny

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: NNE @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.26 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:38:35 am
  • Sunset: 08:14:29 pm
  • Humidity: 73
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

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

Mainly sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 69°

Mostly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 65°

Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 61°

Showers ending by midday

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

Sunshine

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

Mainly sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 67°

A few clouds

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNE @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.26 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:41:35 am
  • Sunset: 08:14:03 pm
  • Humidity: 59
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 62°

Plenty of sun

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

A few thunderstorms possible

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

Partly cloudy

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 59°

Sunny

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

Sunny

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

Mostly sunny

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: NNE @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.26 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:38:35 am
  • Sunset: 08:14:29 pm
  • Humidity: 73
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 60°

Mainly sunny

Thursday
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  • 78°
  • 65°

Isolated thunderstorms

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 61°

Afternoon showers, maybe some thunder

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

More clouds than sun

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 58°

Abundant sunshine

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

Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 64°

A few clouds

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 71°(Feels like 71°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.26 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:40:55 am
  • Sunset: 08:14:38 pm
  • Humidity: 63
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 62°

A few clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 64°

Scattered thunderstorms

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

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 59°

Mainly sunny

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

Mainly sunny

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

A few clouds

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: NNE @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.26 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:39:07 am
  • Sunset: 08:15:13 pm
  • Humidity: 73
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 62°

Mostly sunny

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

Scattered thunderstorms possible

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

Showers possible in the afternoon

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

Times of sun and clouds

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

Mainly sunny

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

Sunshine

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

Plenty of sun

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 71°(Feels like 71°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.26 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:40:37 am
  • Sunset: 08:15:24 pm
  • Humidity: 63
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 60°

Mainly sunny

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

Isolated thunderstorms

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 61°

Afternoon showers, maybe some thunder

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

More clouds than sun

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 58°

Abundant sunshine

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

Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 64°

A few clouds

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 71°(Feels like 71°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.26 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:40:55 am
  • Sunset: 08:14:38 pm
  • Humidity: 63
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

Regional Conditions

Hartford
68°
Waterbury
68°
New London
73°
Norwich
73°
Manchester
68°
New Haven
72°
Vernon
68°
Wallingford
71°
Windsor
68°
Bristol
71°
Cheshire
71°

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