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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

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  • 39°
  • 27°

      

  

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

 

Tonight:  Rain ending this evening, then partial clearing, areas of fog.  Low: 30-38.

 

Saturday:  A mix of clouds and sunshine, becoming mild.  High: 56 inland, 54 shore.

 

Sunday:  Rain, heavy at times in the morning.  Pockets of freezing rain over Northern Connecticut.  Rain will taper off to drizzle later in the day, areas of fog.  Low: 34.  High: 41 inland, 46 shore.  

 

Monday:  Partly sunny, breezy and mild.  Low: 33.  High: 57 inland, 58 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Mostly sunny.  Low: 30.  High: 52 inland, 50 shore.

 

Wednesday:  Partly sunny, then increasing cloudiness, a chance for rain by evening.  Low: 30.  High: 52 inland, 48 shore.

 

Thursday:  A chance for rain or a wintry mix.  Low: 37.  High: 40 inland, 44 shore.

 

Friday:  Mostly cloudy with snow and rain showers.  Low: 32.  High: 46 inland, 48 shore.

 

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Friday
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  • 39°
  • 27°

A Cold Rain

Saturday
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  • 56°
  • 33°

Milder!

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 41°
  • 34°

A Cold Rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 33°

Breezy & Mild

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 52°
  • 30°

Pleasant

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 52°
  • 30°

Increasing Clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 40°
  • 37°

Wintry Mix

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 37°(Feels like 37°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.36 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:34:59 am
  • Sunset: 05:33:36 pm
  • Humidity: 93
  • Visibility: 3 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Friday
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  • 37°
  • 35°

Periods of light rain early

Saturday
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  • 53°
  • 36°

Chance of afternoon showers

Sunday
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  • 43°
  • 36°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 30°

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 34°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 36°

Mostly sunny

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

A few morning showers

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 34°(Feels like 28°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSE @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.35 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:36:21 am
  • Sunset: 05:35:27 pm
  • Humidity: 100
  • Visibility: 1.5 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New London

Friday
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  • 38°
  • 37°

Rain ending early

Saturday
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  • 56°
  • 38°

Cloudy

Sunday
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  • 43°
  • 37°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Monday
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  • 50°
  • 32°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 48°
  • 36°

Sunny

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

More sun than clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 45°
  • 38°

A few morning showers

Currently in New London as of

  • 38°(Feels like 32°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: E @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.39 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:32:04 am
  • Sunset: 05:31:38 pm
  • Humidity: 89
  • Visibility: 8 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Friday
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  • 38°
  • 37°

Rain ending early

Saturday
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  • 56°
  • 38°

Cloudy

Sunday
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  • 43°
  • 37°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Monday
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  • 50°
  • 32°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 48°
  • 36°

Sunny

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

More sun than clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 45°
  • 38°

A few morning showers

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 38°(Feels like 32°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: E @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.39 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:32:04 am
  • Sunset: 05:31:38 pm
  • Humidity: 89
  • Visibility: 8 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 38°
  • 35°

Periods of rain early

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 36°

Cloudy

Sunday
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  • 40°
  • 34°

Rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 29°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 33°

Sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 36°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 48°
  • 37°

Chance of showers

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 37°(Feels like 37°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.36 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:34:38 am
  • Sunset: 05:32:55 pm
  • Humidity: 93
  • Visibility: 3 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 39°
  • 37°

Rain ending early

Saturday
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  • 55°
  • 37°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Sunday
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  • 44°
  • 37°

Cloudy with rain

Monday
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  • 50°
  • 31°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 51°
  • 35°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 50°
  • 38°

Mostly sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 46°
  • 38°

A few morning showers

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 38°(Feels like 31°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: ESE @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 30.37 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:35:19 am
  • Sunset: 05:35:07 pm
  • Humidity: 89
  • Visibility: 2 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Friday
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  • 38°
  • 35°

Periods of rain early

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 36°

Cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 40°
  • 34°

Rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 29°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 33°

Sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 36°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 48°
  • 37°

Chance of showers

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 37°(Feels like 37°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.36 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:34:38 am
  • Sunset: 05:32:55 pm
  • Humidity: 93
  • Visibility: 3 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 38°
  • 35°

Light rain early

Saturday
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  • 54°
  • 35°

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
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  • 42°
  • 34°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Monday
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  • 54°
  • 29°

Times of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 33°

Sunshine

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

A few clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 48°
  • 36°

Showers ending by midday

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 36°(Feels like 32°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.35 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:35:23 am
  • Sunset: 05:34:34 pm
  • Humidity: 97
  • Visibility: 4 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 35°
  • 34°

Rain ending early

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 52°
  • 34°

Cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 39°
  • 34°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 29°

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 33°

Sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 34°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 48°
  • 37°

Showers

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 36°(Feels like 31°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.34 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:35:16 am
  • Sunset: 05:33:30 pm
  • Humidity: 97
  • Visibility: 3 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 35°
  • 35°

Periods of rain early

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 52°
  • 34°

Cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 41°
  • 35°

Cloudy with rain

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

Times of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 33°

Sunny

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

A few clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 48°
  • 37°

Showers possible

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 36°(Feels like 32°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.35 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:35:59 am
  • Sunset: 05:34:47 pm
  • Humidity: 97
  • Visibility: 4 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 38°
  • 35°

Light rain early

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

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 42°
  • 34°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 29°

Times of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 33°

Sunshine

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

A few clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 48°
  • 36°

Showers ending by midday

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 36°(Feels like 32°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.35 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:35:23 am
  • Sunset: 05:34:34 pm
  • Humidity: 97
  • Visibility: 4 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Hartford
37°
Waterbury
34°
New London
38°
Norwich
38°
Manchester
37°
New Haven
38°
Vernon
37°
Wallingford
36°
Windsor
36°
Bristol
36°
Cheshire
36°

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