Winter Storm David slams Connecticut - WNEM TV 5

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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
  • 72°
  • 52°

 

 

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

 

 

Today, 5/24/17:   Cloudy with a chance for showers this morning, then partial clearing during the afternoon.  High: 72 inland, 70 shore.

 

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy.  Low: 55.

 

Thursday:   Cloudy and cool with periods of rain.  Low: 55.  High: 62 inland, 63 shore.

 

Friday:  Mostly cloudy, showers likely.  Low: 52.  High: 68 inland, 70 shore.

 

Saturday:  Mostly sunny and warmer.  Low: 54.  High: 78 inland, 72 shore. 

 

Sunday:  Mostly cloudy, rain likely in the afternoon.  Low: 56.  High: 72 inland, 68 shore.

 

Monday (Memorial Day):  Mostly cloudy, a chance for showers.  Low: 57.  High: 74 inland, 72 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Partly sunny, a chance for showers in the afternoon.  Low: 58.  High: 77 inland, 73 shore.

 

 

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 52°

Mild

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

Periods of Rain

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 52°

Showers Likely

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

Nice Day!

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 56°

PM Rain

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

Showers

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 58°

PM Showers

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: E @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 29.76 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:23:03 am
  • Sunset: 08:12:24 pm
  • Humidity: 56
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 5

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 53°

Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 51°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 51°

Rain in the morning

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 53°

A few clouds

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

Showers possible in the afternoon

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

Cloudy with rain in the morning

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 64°(Feels like 64°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: E @ 9 mph, gusting to 16 mph
  • Barometer: 29.78 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:25:19 am
  • Sunset: 08:13:20 pm
  • Humidity: 52
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 6

7-Day Forecast: New London

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 54°

Mostly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 55°

Cloudy, periods of rain

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

Periods of rain early

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 53°

Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 55°

Partly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 57°

Morning rain and a thundershower

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 58°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in New London as of

  • 63°(Feels like 63°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SE @ 14 mph, gusting to 23 mph
  • Barometer: 29.75 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:22:01 am
  • Sunset: 08:08:54 pm
  • Humidity: 67
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 5

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 54°

Mostly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 55°

Cloudy, periods of rain

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

Periods of rain early

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 53°

Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 55°

Partly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 57°

Morning rain and a thundershower

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 58°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 63°(Feels like 63°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SE @ 14 mph, gusting to 23 mph
  • Barometer: 29.75 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:22:01 am
  • Sunset: 08:08:54 pm
  • Humidity: 67
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 5

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 53°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 51°

Chance of showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 50°

Rain in the morning

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 53°

Mostly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 55°

Mostly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 56°

Thundershowers

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 57°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: E @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 29.76 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:22:16 am
  • Sunset: 08:12:28 pm
  • Humidity: 56
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 6

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 54°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 53°

Cloudy with rain

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 53°

A few morning showers

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

More sun than clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 57°

Afternoon showers

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 58°

Cloudy with morning rain

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 58°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 65°(Feels like 65°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: SE @ 12 mph
  • Barometer: 29.76 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:25:36 am
  • Sunset: 08:11:57 pm
  • Humidity: 63
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 5

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 53°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 51°

Chance of showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 50°

Rain in the morning

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 53°

Mostly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 55°

Mostly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 56°

Thundershowers

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 57°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: E @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 29.76 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:22:16 am
  • Sunset: 08:12:28 pm
  • Humidity: 56
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 6

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 53°

Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 52°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 52°

Cloudy with rain in the morning

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 53°

Mostly sunny

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

More clouds than sun

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

Morning showers, possibly a rumble of thunder

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: E @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 29.76 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:24:44 am
  • Sunset: 08:12:24 pm
  • Humidity: 61
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 5

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 53°

Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 50°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 50°

Cloudy with morning rain

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 53°

Mostly sunny

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

Considerable cloudiness

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 56°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 57°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: ESE @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.77 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:22:41 am
  • Sunset: 08:13:05 pm
  • Humidity: 44
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 5

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 52°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 50°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 50°

Cloudy with morning rain

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 53°

Plenty of sun

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

Afternoon showers

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

Mainly cloudy and rainy

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: E @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 29.76 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:24:26 am
  • Sunset: 08:13:25 pm
  • Humidity: 61
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 6

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 53°

Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 52°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 52°

Cloudy with rain in the morning

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 53°

Mostly sunny

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

More clouds than sun

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

Morning showers, possibly a rumble of thunder

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: E @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 29.76 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:24:44 am
  • Sunset: 08:12:24 pm
  • Humidity: 61
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 5

Regional Conditions

Hartford
68°
Waterbury
64°
New London
63°
Norwich
63°
Manchester
68°
New Haven
65°
Vernon
68°
Wallingford
68°
Windsor
72°
Bristol
68°
Cheshire
68°

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