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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
  • 74°
  • 59°

  

From Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest in the Channel 3 Early Warning Forecast Center… 

 

Tonight:  Partly to mostly cloudy, breezy and comfortable.  Low: 55-64.

 

Friday:  Fall arrives at 4:02 in the afternoon!  A mix of clouds and some sunshine, breezy and seasonably mild. High: 74 inland, 75 shore.

 

Saturday:  Partly sunny and warmer.  Low: 57.  High: 84 inland, 81 shore. 

 

Sunday:  Partly to mostly sunny with near record warmth!  Low: 60.  High: 89 inland, 83 shore. 

 

Monday:  Partly to mostly sunny, continued very warm.  Low: 63.  High: 89 inland, 83 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Partly sunny and very warm.  Low: 65.  High: 88 inland, 82 shore.

 

Wednesday:  Partly sunny and warm.  Low: 64.  High: 84 inland, 80 shore.

 

Thursday:  Partly sunny, continued warm.  Low: 63.  High: 84 inland, 80 shore.

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 59°

Autumn Begins!

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 57°

Warmer

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 60°

Record Warmth?

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 63°

Record Warmth?

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 65°

Very Warm

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 64°

Warm

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 63°

Warm

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 67°(Feels like 67°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 12 mph
  • Barometer: 30.02 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:37:04 am
  • Sunset: 06:49:03 pm
  • Humidity: 52
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

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

Partly cloudy

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

More clouds than sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 64°

Sunshine

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 66°

Mainly sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 65°

Mainly sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 64°

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Clouds giving way to sun

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 63°(Feels like 63°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 13 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:38:42 am
  • Sunset: 06:50:39 pm
  • Humidity: 58
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New London

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 63°

Windy, partly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 63°

Windy with times of sun and clouds

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

Times of sun and clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 64°

Sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 64°

Mainly sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 64°

Times of sun and clouds

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

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Currently in New London as of

  • 67°(Feels like 67°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: N @ 23 mph, gusting to 32 mph
  • Barometer: 29.93 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:34:37 am
  • Sunset: 06:46:30 pm
  • Humidity: 57
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 63°

Windy, partly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 63°

Windy with times of sun and clouds

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

Times of sun and clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 64°

Sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 64°

Mainly sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 64°

Times of sun and clouds

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

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 67°(Feels like 67°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: N @ 23 mph, gusting to 32 mph
  • Barometer: 29.93 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:34:37 am
  • Sunset: 06:46:30 pm
  • Humidity: 57
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 60°

Partly cloudy

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

Mostly cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 61°

Mainly sunny

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

Sunshine

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

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 63°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 61°

Clouds giving way to sun

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 67°(Feels like 67°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 12 mph
  • Barometer: 30.02 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:36:33 am
  • Sunset: 06:48:35 pm
  • Humidity: 52
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

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

Partly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 65°

Times of sun and clouds

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

Sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 66°

Sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 66°

Sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 66°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 65°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 15 mph
  • Barometer: 29.99 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:38:03 am
  • Sunset: 06:49:56 pm
  • Humidity: 49
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 60°

Partly cloudy

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

Mostly cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 61°

Mainly sunny

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

Sunshine

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

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 63°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 61°

Clouds giving way to sun

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 67°(Feels like 67°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 12 mph
  • Barometer: 30.02 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:36:33 am
  • Sunset: 06:48:35 pm
  • Humidity: 52
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 60°

Partly cloudy

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

Considerable cloudiness

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

Mainly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 65°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 64°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 63°

Times of sun and clouds

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

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 66°(Feels like 66°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 12 mph, gusting to 20 mph
  • Barometer: 30.01 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:37:47 am
  • Sunset: 06:49:43 pm
  • Humidity: 52
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 60°

Mostly cloudy

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

More clouds than sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 63°

Sunshine

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 66°

Sunny

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

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 63°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 61°

Clouds giving way to sun

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 64°(Feels like 64°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: N @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:37:07 am
  • Sunset: 06:49:09 pm
  • Humidity: 58
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

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

Partly cloudy

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

Considerable cloudiness

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 64°

Mainly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 65°

Mainly sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 65°

Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 63°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 62°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 66°(Feels like 66°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 12 mph, gusting to 20 mph
  • Barometer: 30.01 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:38:12 am
  • Sunset: 06:50:11 pm
  • Humidity: 52
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 60°

Partly cloudy

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

Considerable cloudiness

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

Mainly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 65°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 64°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 63°

Times of sun and clouds

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

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 66°(Feels like 66°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 12 mph, gusting to 20 mph
  • Barometer: 30.01 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:37:47 am
  • Sunset: 06:49:43 pm
  • Humidity: 52
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Hartford
67°
Waterbury
63°
New London
67°
Norwich
67°
Manchester
67°
New Haven
68°
Vernon
67°
Wallingford
66°
Windsor
64°
Bristol
66°
Cheshire
66°

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