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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
  • 94°
  • 70°

 

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

 

Today, 7/20/17:  Partly sunny, hot and humid.  A slight chance for an afternoon, isolated thunderstorm.  High: 94 inland, 87 shore.

 

Tonight:   A chance for showers and thunderstorms. Some of these storms could pack a punch.  Low: 67.

 

Friday:  Partly sunny and hot, but a little less humid.  A slight chance for an afternoon, isolated thunderstorm.  Low: 67.  High: 93 inland, 87 shore. 

 

Saturday:  Partly sunny and hot, but not too humid.  Showers and a few thunderstorms developing late Saturday night.  Low: 68.  High: 90 inland, 86 shore.

 

Sunday:  Partly to mostly cloudy and humid, showers and thunderstorms especially in the afternoon and evening.  Low: 67.  High: 84 inland, 82 shore. 

 

Monday:  Partly to mostly cloudy, warm and humid, a chance for a shower or thunderstorm.  Low: 69.  High: 87 inland, 84 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Mostly cloudy and humid, showers and thunderstorms likely.   Low: 70.  High: 88 inland, 85 shore.

 

Wednesday:  Partly to mostly sunny and warm, but less humid.  Low: 64.  High: 83 inland, 83 shore.

 

 

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 94°
  • 70°

Humid, Iso. PM Storm

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 67°

Humid, Iso. PM Storm

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 68°

Partly Sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 67°

Showers/Storms

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 69°

Showers/Storms

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 70°

Showers/Storms

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

Partly Sunny

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 90°(Feels like 94°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SW @ 9 mph, gusting to 17 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:33:51 am
  • Sunset: 08:19:52 pm
  • Humidity: 48
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 9

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 69°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 63°

A few clouds

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

Cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 66°

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 63°

Showers possible

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 59°

Showers possible in the afternoon

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

Sunshine

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 86°(Feels like 89°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: W @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:36:02 am
  • Sunset: 08:20:48 pm
  • Humidity: 55
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 9

7-Day Forecast: New London

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 72°

More sun than clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 66°

Mostly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 67°

Considerable cloudiness

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 67°

Chance of showers

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 65°

Thunderstorms early

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

Showers ending by midday

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 65°

Mainly sunny

Currently in New London as of

  • 85°(Feels like 87°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:32:38 am
  • Sunset: 08:16:19 pm
  • Humidity: 53
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 9

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 72°

More sun than clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 66°

Mostly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 67°

Considerable cloudiness

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 67°

Chance of showers

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 65°

Thunderstorms early

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

Showers ending by midday

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 65°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 85°(Feels like 87°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:32:38 am
  • Sunset: 08:16:19 pm
  • Humidity: 53
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 9

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 69°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 63°

Plenty of sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 65°

Considerable cloudiness

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 65°

Chance of showers

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

Chance of showers

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 59°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 60°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 90°(Feels like 94°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SW @ 9 mph, gusting to 17 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:32:55 am
  • Sunset: 08:19:46 pm
  • Humidity: 48
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 9

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 71°

Plenty of sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 66°

Mostly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 68°

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 68°

Scattered thunderstorms

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 66°

Showers possible

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 63°

Mostly cloudy

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

Sunshine

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 85°(Feels like 87°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:36:20 am
  • Sunset: 08:19:14 pm
  • Humidity: 51
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 9

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 69°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 63°

Plenty of sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 65°

Considerable cloudiness

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 65°

Chance of showers

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

Chance of showers

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 59°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 60°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 90°(Feels like 94°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SW @ 9 mph, gusting to 17 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:32:55 am
  • Sunset: 08:19:46 pm
  • Humidity: 48
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 9

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 69°

Mostly sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 63°

More sun than clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 65°

Cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 65°

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 63°

A few morning showers

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 59°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 60°

A few clouds

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 88°(Feels like 92°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSW @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.96 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:35:26 am
  • Sunset: 08:19:44 pm
  • Humidity: 51
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 9

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 69°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 64°

A few clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 65°

More clouds than sun

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

Chance of showers

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

Showers possible

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 59°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 60°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 90°(Feels like 94°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SW @ 9 mph, gusting to 17 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:33:23 am
  • Sunset: 08:20:24 pm
  • Humidity: 48
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 9

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 68°

Partly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 64°

Mostly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 65°

Considerable cloudiness

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

Chance of showers

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 62°

Chance of showers

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

Afternoon showers

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 59°

Plenty of sun

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 88°(Feels like 92°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSW @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.96 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:35:10 am
  • Sunset: 08:20:42 pm
  • Humidity: 51
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 9

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 69°

Mostly sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 63°

More sun than clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 65°

Cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 65°

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 63°

A few morning showers

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 59°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 60°

A few clouds

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 88°(Feels like 92°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSW @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.96 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:35:26 am
  • Sunset: 08:19:44 pm
  • Humidity: 51
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 9

Regional Conditions

Hartford
90°
Waterbury
86°
New London
85°
Norwich
85°
Manchester
90°
New Haven
85°
Vernon
90°
Wallingford
88°
Windsor
90°
Bristol
88°
Cheshire
88°

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