Winter Storm David slams Connecticut - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Weather Alert

Winter Storm David slams Connecticut

Posted: Updated:
© 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.

Copyright 2013 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Early Warning Weather

Today's Forecast

Today's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 70°

 

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

 

***A HEAT ADVISORY is in effect for Southern Fairfield County until 6:00  pm.***

 

Today, 7/21/17:  Partly to mostly sunny and hot with moderate humidity.  High: 93 inland, 91 shore. 

 

Tonight:  Mostly clear to partly cloudy.  Low: 66.

 

Saturday:  Partly sunny and hot, but not too humid.  Showers and a few thunderstorms developing late Saturday night.  Low: 66.  High: 90 inland, 86 shore.

 

Sunday:  Mostly cloudy and cooler, showers and thunderstorms likely.  Low: 70.  High: 80 inland, 79 shore. 

 

Monday:  Mostly cloudy, showers and a few thunderstorms likely.  Low: 65.  High: 82 inland, 81 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Partly to mostly cloudy, still a good chance for showers and possibly a thunderstorm.   Low: 65.  High: 80 inland, 81 shore.

 

Wednesday:  Partly sunny and pleasant with fairly low humidity.  Low: 60.  High: 82 inland, 80 shore.

 

Thursday:  Mostly sunny and seasonably warm.  Low: 58.  High: 86 inland, 82 shore.

 

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 70°

Continued Hot

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 66°

Hot but Less Humid

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 70°

Showers/Storms

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

Showers/Storms

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

Showers/Storms

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 60°

Nice!

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 58°

Seasonably Warm

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 81°(Feels like 83°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: NW @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.9 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:34:47 am
  • Sunset: 08:19:01 pm
  • Humidity: 62
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 66°

Considerable cloudiness

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 63°

Showers possible

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

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 57°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 63°

Times of sun and clouds

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

Showers

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 77°(Feels like 79°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: NNW @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 29.94 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:36:55 am
  • Sunset: 08:20:00 pm
  • Humidity: 65
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: New London

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 68°

Partly cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 67°

Times of sun and clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 65°

Cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 63°

A few thunderstorms possible

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

Mostly cloudy

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 67°

Showers

Currently in New London as of

  • 84°(Feels like 86°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NW @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 29.88 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:33:36 am
  • Sunset: 08:15:26 pm
  • Humidity: 55
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 68°

Partly cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 67°

Times of sun and clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 65°

Cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 63°

A few thunderstorms possible

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

Mostly cloudy

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 67°

Showers

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 84°(Feels like 86°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NW @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 29.88 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:33:36 am
  • Sunset: 08:15:26 pm
  • Humidity: 55
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 64°

Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 66°

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 63°

Cloudy

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

A few thunderstorms possible

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 57°

Morning showers

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

Partly cloudy

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

Showers

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 81°(Feels like 83°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: NW @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.9 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:33:49 am
  • Sunset: 08:18:57 pm
  • Humidity: 62
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 68°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 67°

Times of sun and clouds

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

Afternoon showers and thunderstorms

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 64°

Afternoon thunderstorms

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

Mostly cloudy

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

More sun than clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 67°

Showers possible

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 81°(Feels like 84°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.91 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:37:08 am
  • Sunset: 08:18:26 pm
  • Humidity: 67
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 64°

Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 66°

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 63°

Cloudy

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

A few thunderstorms possible

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 57°

Morning showers

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

Partly cloudy

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

Showers

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 81°(Feels like 83°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: NW @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.9 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:33:49 am
  • Sunset: 08:18:57 pm
  • Humidity: 62
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 64°

Mostly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 66°

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 63°

Morning showers

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

A few thunderstorms possible

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

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 63°

Times of sun and clouds

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

Showers possible

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 82°(Feels like 84°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 29.91 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:36:12 am
  • Sunset: 08:18:53 pm
  • Humidity: 60
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 66°

Plenty of sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 67°

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 63°

Cloudy

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

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 57°

Cloudy

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

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Showers

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 80°(Feels like 82°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: NNW @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.9 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:34:19 am
  • Sunset: 08:19:34 pm
  • Humidity: 64
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 66°

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 63°

A few morning showers

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

A few thunderstorms possible

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 56°

Cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 62°

Partly cloudy

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

Chance of showers

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 82°(Feels like 84°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 29.91 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:36:05 am
  • Sunset: 08:19:52 pm
  • Humidity: 60
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 64°

Mostly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 66°

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 63°

Morning showers

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

A few thunderstorms possible

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

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 63°

Times of sun and clouds

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

Showers possible

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 82°(Feels like 84°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 29.91 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:36:12 am
  • Sunset: 08:18:53 pm
  • Humidity: 60
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

Regional Conditions

Hartford
81°
Waterbury
77°
New London
84°
Norwich
84°
Manchester
81°
New Haven
81°
Vernon
81°
Wallingford
82°
Windsor
80°
Bristol
82°
Cheshire
82°

More News

SIDEBAR - Weather Links

Here are some important links to get the latest weather information. More>>