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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
  • 78°
  • 50°

 

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

 

Today, 5/23/17:  Morning fog gives way to partly sunny skies.  Warmer today.  High: 78 inland, 72 shore.

 

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy with scattered showers late.  Low 52.


Wednesday:   A chance for showers early, then partly sunny and warm.  Low: 52.  High: 80 inland, 72 shore.

 

Thursday:   Periods of rain.  Low: 56.  High: 68 inland, 64 shore.

 

Friday:  Mostly cloudy, showers likely.  Low: 55.  High: 73 inland, 74 shore.

 

Saturday:  Partly sunny and pleasant.  Low: 54.  High: 78 inland, 75 shore. 

 

Sunday:  Becoming mostly cloudy, a chance for afternoon showers.  Low: 56.  High: 78 inland, 72 shore.

 

Monday (Memorial Day):  Mostly cloudy, showers likely.  Low: 60.  High: 75 inland, 72 shore.

 

 

 

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 50°

Warmer

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 52°

Warm

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 56°

Periods of Rain

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 55°

Showers

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 54°

Partly Sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 56°

A Few Showers

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

Showers

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 53°(Feels like 53°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: N @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:23:56 am
  • Sunset: 08:11:36 pm
  • Humidity: 96
  • Visibility: 4 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

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

More clouds than sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 54°

Clouds giving way to sun

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

Rain

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

Showers

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 54°

Plenty of sun

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 54°

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Morning showers

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 52°(Feels like 52°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: NNE @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:26:02 am
  • Sunset: 08:12:33 pm
  • Humidity: 71
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New London

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 55°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 54°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 55°

Cloudy, periods of rain

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

Chance of showers

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

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 55°

Showers ending by midday

Currently in New London as of

  • 54°(Feels like 54°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.93 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:22:40 am
  • Sunset: 08:07:56 pm
  • Humidity: 93
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 55°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 54°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 55°

Cloudy, periods of rain

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

Chance of showers

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

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 55°

Showers ending by midday

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 54°(Feels like 54°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.93 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:22:40 am
  • Sunset: 08:07:56 pm
  • Humidity: 93
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 55°

Considerable cloudiness

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 55°

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Rain

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 52°

Showers possible

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 54°

Times of sun and clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 54°

Partly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 54°

Morning showers

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 53°(Feels like 53°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: N @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:22:58 am
  • Sunset: 08:11:36 pm
  • Humidity: 96
  • Visibility: 4 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

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

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 54°

Clouds giving way to sun

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

Rain

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 54°

Showers

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 56°

More sun than clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 55°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 56°

Morning showers

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 55°(Feels like 55°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.94 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:26:18 am
  • Sunset: 08:11:00 pm
  • Humidity: 89
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 55°

Considerable cloudiness

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 55°

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Rain

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 52°

Showers possible

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 54°

Times of sun and clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 54°

Partly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 54°

Morning showers

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 53°(Feels like 53°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: N @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:22:58 am
  • Sunset: 08:11:36 pm
  • Humidity: 96
  • Visibility: 4 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 54°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 54°

Clouds giving way to sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 53°

Cloudy with rain

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 53°

Showers possible

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 55°

Mostly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 54°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 55°

A few morning showers

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 53°(Feels like 53°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:25:19 am
  • Sunset: 08:11:30 pm
  • Humidity: 89
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 54°

Morning fog, then cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 54°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 52°

Cloudy with rain

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 52°

Showers possible

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 54°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 54°

Mostly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 53°

A few morning showers

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 50°(Feels like 50°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: NE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.96 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:23:26 am
  • Sunset: 08:12:11 pm
  • Humidity: 100
  • Visibility: 0.25 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 54°

Considerable cloudiness

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 53°

Clouds giving way to sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 52°

Rain

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 52°

Showers possible

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 54°

A few clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 53°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 54°

Showers ending by midday

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 53°(Feels like 53°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:25:13 am
  • Sunset: 08:12:24 pm
  • Humidity: 89
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 54°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 54°

Clouds giving way to sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 53°

Cloudy with rain

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 53°

Showers possible

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 55°

Mostly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 54°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 55°

A few morning showers

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 50°(Feels like 50°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: NNW @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:25:19 am
  • Sunset: 08:11:30 pm
  • Humidity: 100
  • Visibility: 9 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Hartford
53°
Waterbury
52°
New London
54°
Norwich
54°
Manchester
53°
New Haven
55°
Vernon
53°
Wallingford
53°
Windsor
50°
Bristol
53°
Cheshire
50°

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