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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
  • 49°
  • 28°

From Meteorologist Mike Cameron in the Channel 3 Early Warning Forecast Center…  

 

Friday:  Mostly sunny, not as chilly.  High: 49 inland, 51 shore. 

 

Tonight:  Partly cloudy.  Low: 30-37.

 

Saturday:  A mix of sun and clouds, breezy, and milder.  Slight chance for an isolated shower.   High: 55 inland, 56 shore. 

 

Sunday:  Partly to mostly sunny, windy and colder.  Low: 35.  High: 44 inland, 46 shore.

 

Monday:  Mostly sunny and chilly.  Low: 23.  High: 45 inland, 47 shore.

 

Tuesday:  A mix of sun and clouds... breezy, milder.  Low: 32.  High: 57 inland, 56 shore.

 

Wednesday:   Partly to mostly cloudy, a chance for showers.  Low: 40.  High: 54 inland, 55 shore. 

 

Thursday:  A mix of sun and clouds, chance for showers.  Low: 37.  High: 52 inland, 53 shore.

 

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 49°
  • 28°

Seasonable

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 34°

Breezy & Milder

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 44°
  • 35°

Windy & Chilly

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 45°
  • 23°

Chilly

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 32°

Breezy & Mild

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 40°

Iso Showers

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 52°
  • 37°

Iso Showers

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 39°(Feels like 36°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:51:05 am
  • Sunset: 04:23:44 pm
  • Humidity: 57
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

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

Mainly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 34°

A few clouds

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

More sun than clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 45°
  • 24°

Mostly sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 45°
  • 40°

Sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 51°
  • 27°

Mix of sun and clouds

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

A few clouds

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 38°(Feels like 38°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.02 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:52:08 am
  • Sunset: 04:26:02 pm
  • Humidity: 57
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: New London

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 49°
  • 42°

Mainly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 38°

Sunshine

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 46°
  • 33°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 47°
  • 25°

More sun than clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 48°
  • 45°

Sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 30°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 50°
  • 45°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in New London as of

  • 43°(Feels like 40°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSW @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:47:36 am
  • Sunset: 04:22:32 pm
  • Humidity: 56
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 49°
  • 42°

Mainly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 38°

Sunshine

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 46°
  • 33°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 47°
  • 25°

More sun than clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 48°
  • 45°

Sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 30°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 50°
  • 45°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 43°(Feels like 40°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSW @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:47:36 am
  • Sunset: 04:22:32 pm
  • Humidity: 56
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 49°
  • 34°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 35°

Mostly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 42°
  • 27°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 45°
  • 23°

Mostly sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 44°
  • 38°

Sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 51°
  • 26°

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Mostly sunny

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 39°(Feels like 36°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:51:02 am
  • Sunset: 04:22:58 pm
  • Humidity: 57
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 49°
  • 39°

Mainly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 38°

A few clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 46°
  • 32°

A few clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 49°
  • 26°

A few clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 49°
  • 42°

Mainly sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 30°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 50°
  • 45°

Mostly sunny

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 39°(Feels like 39°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:50:41 am
  • Sunset: 04:26:09 pm
  • Humidity: 55
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 49°
  • 34°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 35°

Mostly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 42°
  • 27°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 45°
  • 23°

Mostly sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 44°
  • 38°

Sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 51°
  • 26°

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Mostly sunny

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 39°(Feels like 36°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:51:02 am
  • Sunset: 04:22:58 pm
  • Humidity: 57
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

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

Mainly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 35°

More sun than clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 45°
  • 27°

Mostly sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 46°
  • 23°

A few clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 46°
  • 39°

Sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 52°
  • 26°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 50°
  • 40°

A few clouds

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 37°(Feels like 37°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:51:07 am
  • Sunset: 04:25:13 pm
  • Humidity: 59
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 35°

A few clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 42°
  • 27°

A few clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 45°
  • 24°

More sun than clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 44°
  • 39°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 50°
  • 26°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 49°
  • 38°

Plenty of sun

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 38°(Feels like 34°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.03 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:51:40 am
  • Sunset: 04:23:27 pm
  • Humidity: 60
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 49°
  • 34°

Abundant sunshine

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 34°

More sun than clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 42°
  • 28°

A few clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 44°
  • 23°

Mostly sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 44°
  • 40°

Sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 50°
  • 27°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 48°
  • 38°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 37°(Feels like 37°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:52:06 am
  • Sunset: 04:25:11 pm
  • Humidity: 59
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

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

Mainly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 35°

More sun than clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 45°
  • 27°

Mostly sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 46°
  • 23°

A few clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 46°
  • 39°

Sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 52°
  • 26°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 50°
  • 40°

A few clouds

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 37°(Feels like 37°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:51:07 am
  • Sunset: 04:25:13 pm
  • Humidity: 59
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

Regional Conditions

Hartford
39°
Waterbury
38°
New London
43°
Norwich
43°
Manchester
39°
New Haven
39°
Vernon
39°
Wallingford
37°
Windsor
38°
Bristol
37°
Cheshire
37°

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