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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
  • 65°
  • 46°

   

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

 

****A DENSE FOG ADVISORY is in effect until 10am this morning for Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex and New London Counties. It's in effect for Hartford County until 9am****

 

Today, 2/20/18:  Morning fog, then becoming partly to mostly sunny.  Breezy with the possibility of record warmth!  High: 65 inland, 56 shore.

 

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy, areas of drizzle with locally dense fog.  Low: 42-47.

 

Wednesday:  Partly sunny and breezy, record warmth!  A shower is possible later in the day and at night.  Low: 55.  High: 70 inland, 60 shore.

 

Thursday:  Mostly cloudy and cooler with the chance for showers.  Low: 43.  High: 45 inland, 47 shore.

 

Friday:  Partly to mostly cloudy, chance for rain during the afternoon/evening.  Low: 28.  High: 43 inland, 40 shore.

 

Saturday:  Mostly cloudy with the chance for rain.  Low: 36.  High: 50 inland, 48 shore.

 

Sunday:  Mostly cloudy with the chance for rain.  Low: 40.  High: 49 inland, 47 shore.  

 

Monday:  A mix of sun and clouds.  Low: 32.  High: 42 inland, 43 shore.

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

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

Warmer!

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

Record Warmth

Thursday
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  • 45°
  • 43°

Much Cooler, Showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 43°
  • 28°

Chilly, PM Rain

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 50°
  • 36°

Rain Possible

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 49°
  • 40°

Rain Possible

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 42°
  • 32°

Sun & Clouds

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 57°(Feels like 57°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSW @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 30.28 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:39:22 am
  • Sunset: 05:29:57 pm
  • Humidity: 81
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

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

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 39°

Areas of morning fog, then some sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 42°
  • 30°

Rain and snow showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 38°
  • 37°

Cloudy with rain

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 50°
  • 37°

Afternoon showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 44°
  • 37°

Cloudy with rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 49°
  • 33°

Sunshine

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 54°(Feels like 54°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: WSW @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.29 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:40:36 am
  • Sunset: 05:31:45 pm
  • Humidity: 90
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: New London

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 52°
  • 46°

Cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 42°

Morning fog, then cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 44°
  • 33°

Showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 40°
  • 38°

Cloudy with late day rain

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 50°
  • 39°

Afternoon showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 43°
  • 39°

Cloudy with rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 48°
  • 34°

Partly cloudy

Currently in New London as of

  • 46°(Feels like 43°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSW @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.31 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:36:29 am
  • Sunset: 05:28:06 pm
  • Humidity: 96
  • Visibility: 0.25 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 52°
  • 46°

Cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 42°

Morning fog, then cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 44°
  • 33°

Showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 40°
  • 38°

Cloudy with late day rain

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 50°
  • 39°

Afternoon showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 43°
  • 39°

Cloudy with rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 48°
  • 34°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 46°(Feels like 43°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSW @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.31 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:36:29 am
  • Sunset: 05:28:06 pm
  • Humidity: 96
  • Visibility: 0.25 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 51°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 39°

Clouds giving way to sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 42°
  • 29°

Rain and snow

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 39°
  • 37°

Rain developing during the afternoon

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 50°
  • 36°

Afternoon showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 43°
  • 36°

Cloudy with rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 49°
  • 31°

Sunshine

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 57°(Feels like 57°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSW @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 30.28 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:39:12 am
  • Sunset: 05:29:23 pm
  • Humidity: 81
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 47°

Cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 41°

Morning showers

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 45°
  • 33°

Chance of showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 40°
  • 38°

Rain

Saturday
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  • 50°
  • 39°

Afternoon showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 45°
  • 38°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 48°
  • 34°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 52°(Feels like 52°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SW @ 9 mph, gusting to 16 mph
  • Barometer: 30.3 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:39:42 am
  • Sunset: 05:31:31 pm
  • Humidity: 89
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 51°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 39°

Clouds giving way to sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 42°
  • 29°

Rain and snow

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 39°
  • 37°

Rain developing during the afternoon

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 50°
  • 36°

Afternoon showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 43°
  • 36°

Cloudy with rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 49°
  • 31°

Sunshine

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 57°(Feels like 57°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSW @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 30.28 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:39:12 am
  • Sunset: 05:29:23 pm
  • Humidity: 81
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 49°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 40°

Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 43°
  • 29°

Rain and snow showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 38°
  • 36°

Rain

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 51°
  • 36°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 44°
  • 36°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 49°
  • 31°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 56°(Feels like 56°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.28 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:39:44 am
  • Sunset: 05:30:55 pm
  • Humidity: 84
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Tuesday
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  • 63°
  • 51°

A few clouds

Wednesday
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  • 69°
  • 39°

Clouds giving way to sun

Thursday
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  • 41°
  • 28°

Mix of rain and snow

Friday
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  • 38°
  • 36°

Afternoon rain developing

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 49°
  • 36°

Afternoon showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 42°
  • 36°

Rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 48°
  • 31°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 56°(Feels like 56°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: S @ 15 mph
  • Barometer: 30.26 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:39:45 am
  • Sunset: 05:29:48 pm
  • Humidity: 75
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

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

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 38°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 41°
  • 29°

Rain and snow showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 37°
  • 36°

Rain

Saturday
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  • 49°
  • 36°

Chance of afternoon showers

Sunday
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  • 43°
  • 36°

Cloudy with rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 48°
  • 32°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 56°(Feels like 56°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.28 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:40:24 am
  • Sunset: 05:31:09 pm
  • Humidity: 84
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 49°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 40°

Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 43°
  • 29°

Rain and snow showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 38°
  • 36°

Rain

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 51°
  • 36°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 44°
  • 36°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 49°
  • 31°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 56°(Feels like 56°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.28 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:39:44 am
  • Sunset: 05:30:55 pm
  • Humidity: 84
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

Regional Conditions

Hartford
57°
Waterbury
54°
New London
46°
Norwich
46°
Manchester
57°
New Haven
52°
Vernon
57°
Wallingford
56°
Windsor
56°
Bristol
56°
Cheshire
56°

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