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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
  • 58°
  • 58°

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

 

Sunday:  Cloudy and much cooler with spotty rain and drizzle.  Readings will be in the 50s during most of the day.  

 

Tonight:  Mainly cloudy and cool.  Scattered showers.  Low: 48-55.

 

Monday (Memorial Day):   Areas of fog, showers, and drizzle during the morning.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, but mainly dry.  High: 75 inland, 72 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Partly sunny and warmer; there will be a chance for an afternoon shower.  Low: 60.  High: 90 inland, 83 shore.

 

Wednesday:  Mostly sunny, warm and dry.  Low: 58.  High: 88 inland, 77 shore.

 

Thursday:  Turning mainly cloudy.  Low: 58.  High: 83 inland, 78 shore.

 

Friday:  Mostly cloudy; a chance for rain.  Low: 62.  High: 79 inland, 75 shore.

 

Saturday:  Mainly cloudy.  Scattered showers.  Low: 64.  High: 77 inland, 74 shore.

 

 

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 58°

Much Cooler

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

Mainly Dry

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 60°

Warmer

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 58°

Warm & Dry

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 58°

Cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 62°

Rain Possible

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

Showers Possible

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 64°(Feels like 64°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NE @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 30.07 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:21:21 am
  • Sunset: 08:14:53 pm
  • Humidity: 84
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

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

Chance of afternoon showers

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 59°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 59°

Partly cloudy

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

Mostly sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 62°

More clouds than sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 63°

Cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 58°

Chance of afternoon showers

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 63°(Feels like 63°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: ENE @ 14 mph, gusting to 21 mph
  • Barometer: 30.05 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:23:31 am
  • Sunset: 08:15:45 pm
  • Humidity: 94
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: New London

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 52°

Cloudy with rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 56°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 58°

Partly cloudy

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

Mostly sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 58°

More clouds than sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 59°

Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 57°

A few morning showers

Currently in New London as of

  • 62°(Feels like 62°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NE @ 16 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:20:14 am
  • Sunset: 08:11:13 pm
  • Humidity: 90
  • Visibility: 8 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 52°

Cloudy with rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 56°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 58°

Partly cloudy

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

Mostly sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 58°

More clouds than sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 59°

Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 57°

A few morning showers

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 62°(Feels like 62°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NE @ 16 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:20:14 am
  • Sunset: 08:11:13 pm
  • Humidity: 90
  • Visibility: 8 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 51°

Showers possible

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 59°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 55°

Partly cloudy

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

Partly cloudy

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

More clouds than sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 61°

Considerable cloudiness

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 57°

Showers possible

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 64°(Feels like 64°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NE @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 30.07 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:20:21 am
  • Sunset: 08:14:50 pm
  • Humidity: 84
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 53°

Showers possible

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 59°

Clouds giving way to sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 60°

Times of sun and clouds

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

Plenty of sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 61°

Mostly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 62°

More clouds than sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 59°

Showers

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 59°(Feels like 59°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: E @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:23:42 am
  • Sunset: 08:14:13 pm
  • Humidity: 93
  • Visibility: 5 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 51°

Showers possible

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 59°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 55°

Partly cloudy

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

Partly cloudy

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

More clouds than sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 61°

Considerable cloudiness

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 57°

Showers possible

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 64°(Feels like 64°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NE @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 30.07 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:20:21 am
  • Sunset: 08:14:50 pm
  • Humidity: 84
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 52°

Showers possible

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

Considerable cloudiness

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 57°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 52°

Abundant sunshine

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 60°

Mostly cloudy

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

More clouds than sun

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

Afternoon showers

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 65°(Feels like 65°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NNE @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 30.05 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:22:52 am
  • Sunset: 08:14:43 pm
  • Humidity: 81
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 51°

Showers possible

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 59°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 55°

Partly cloudy

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

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 61°

More clouds than sun

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

Considerable cloudiness

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

Showers possible

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 61°(Feels like 61°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NNE @ 14 mph
  • Barometer: 30.09 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:20:53 am
  • Sunset: 08:15:29 pm
  • Humidity: 90
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 50°

Showers possible

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 59°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 57°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 53°

Mostly sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 61°

More clouds than sun

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

Considerable cloudiness

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

Chance of afternoon showers

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 65°(Feels like 65°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NNE @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 30.05 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:22:38 am
  • Sunset: 08:15:40 pm
  • Humidity: 81
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 52°

Showers possible

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

Considerable cloudiness

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 57°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 52°

Abundant sunshine

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 60°

Mostly cloudy

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

More clouds than sun

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

Afternoon showers

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 65°(Feels like 65°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NNE @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 30.05 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:22:52 am
  • Sunset: 08:14:43 pm
  • Humidity: 81
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

Regional Conditions

Hartford
64°
Waterbury
63°
New London
62°
Norwich
62°
Manchester
64°
New Haven
59°
Vernon
64°
Wallingford
65°
Windsor
61°
Bristol
65°
Cheshire
65°

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