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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
  • 82°
  • 65°

 

   

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

 

Today, 9/21/17:  Partly sunny, breezy and warmer.  High: 82 inland, 82 shore.

 

Tonight:  Mostly to partly cloudy & breezy.  Not quite as mild.  Low: 58.


Friday:  Fall arrives at 4:02 in the afternoon!  A mix of clouds and sunshine, breezy and cooler.  Low: 58.  High: 74 inland, 75 shore.

 

Saturday:  Partly sunny and warmer.  Low: 57.  High: 84 inland, 81 shore. 

 

Sunday:  Partly sunny with near record warmth possible!  Low: 60.  High: 88 inland, 83 shore. 

 

Monday:  Partly sunny, continued warm.  Low: 63.  High: 84 inland, 80 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Partly to mostly cloudy and warm.  Low: 66.  High: 83 inland, 79 shore.

 

Wednesday:  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low: 64.  High: 82 inland, 76 shore.

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 65°

Warmer

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

Autumn Begins!

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

Warmer

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

Very Warm

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

Warm

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 66°

Warm

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 64°

Warm

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: N @ 15 mph
  • Barometer: 29.98 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:37:06 am
  • Sunset: 06:49:06 pm
  • Humidity: 71
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

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

More clouds than sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 60°

Partly cloudy

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

Sunshine

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

Abundant sunshine

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

Mainly sunny

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

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Mostly cloudy

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: N @ 17 mph
  • Barometer: 30.01 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:38:35 am
  • Sunset: 06:50:31 pm
  • Humidity: 83
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: New London

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 62°

More clouds than sun, windy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 63°

Mostly cloudy and windy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 62°

Partly cloudy

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

Mainly sunny

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

Mostly sunny

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

Considerable cloudiness

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 64°

Mostly cloudy

Currently in New London as of

  • 71°(Feels like 71°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: N @ 17 mph, gusting to 25 mph
  • Barometer: 29.9 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:34:40 am
  • Sunset: 06:46:33 pm
  • Humidity: 73
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 62°

More clouds than sun, windy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 63°

Mostly cloudy and windy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 62°

Partly cloudy

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

Mainly sunny

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

Mostly sunny

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

Considerable cloudiness

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 64°

Mostly cloudy

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 71°(Feels like 71°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: N @ 17 mph, gusting to 25 mph
  • Barometer: 29.9 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:34:40 am
  • Sunset: 06:46:33 pm
  • Humidity: 73
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

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

Considerable cloudiness

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 60°

Considerable cloudiness

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

Plenty of sun

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

Sunny

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

Sunny

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

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Mostly cloudy

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: N @ 15 mph
  • Barometer: 29.98 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:36:34 am
  • Sunset: 06:48:36 pm
  • Humidity: 71
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

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

Mostly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 64°

Times of sun and clouds

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

Sunshine

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

Mainly sunny

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

Mainly sunny

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

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 66°

Mostly cloudy

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: N @ 12 mph, gusting to 18 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:38:06 am
  • Sunset: 06:49:58 pm
  • Humidity: 71
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

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

Considerable cloudiness

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 60°

Considerable cloudiness

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

Plenty of sun

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

Sunny

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

Sunny

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

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Mostly cloudy

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: N @ 15 mph
  • Barometer: 29.98 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:36:34 am
  • Sunset: 06:48:36 pm
  • Humidity: 71
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

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

Considerable cloudiness

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 60°

Partly cloudy

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

Sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 63°

Mainly sunny

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

Sunshine

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 60°

Cloudy

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 71°(Feels like 71°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: N @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.98 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:37:47 am
  • Sunset: 06:49:43 pm
  • Humidity: 70
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 58°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 60°

Times of sun and clouds

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

Abundant sunshine

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

Abundant sunshine

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 62°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 60°

Cloudy

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 71°(Feels like 71°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: N @ 13 mph
  • Barometer: 30 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:37:07 am
  • Sunset: 06:49:09 pm
  • Humidity: 73
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

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

More clouds than sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 60°

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Mainly sunny

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

Sunshine

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

Mainly sunny

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

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Cloudy

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 71°(Feels like 71°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: N @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.98 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:38:09 am
  • Sunset: 06:50:08 pm
  • Humidity: 70
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

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

Considerable cloudiness

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 60°

Partly cloudy

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

Sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 63°

Mainly sunny

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

Sunshine

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 60°

Cloudy

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 71°(Feels like 71°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: N @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.98 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:37:47 am
  • Sunset: 06:49:43 pm
  • Humidity: 70
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

Regional Conditions

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

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