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Winter Storm David slams Connecticut

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© A barn in Bolton is covered in snow. © A barn in Bolton is covered in snow.
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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From Meteorologist Mike Cameron in the Channel 3 Early Warning Forecast Center…  

 

Tonight:  Periods of rain.  Gusty wind developing, sustained at 15-25 MPH by morning.  Gusts could exceed 45 MPH inland and 55 MPH along the southeastern shoreline.  Temperatures slowly rising through the 50s.

 

Sunday:  Rain ending in the morning then partly sunny and remaining windy.  High: 60 inland, 60 shore during the morning, but readings will slide into the 40s by afternoon.

 

Monday:  Mostly sunny, windy and cold.  Low: 28.  High: 42 inland, 44 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Mostly sunny, breezy and milder.  Low: 29.  High: 54 inland, 53 shore.

 

Wednesday:  Good travel weather!  Partly sunny and breezy.  Clouds thicken overnight with a few rain or snow showers possible toward morning.  Low: 36.  High: 50 inland, 52 shore. 

 

Thanksgiving Day:  A few rain or snow showers are possible early, then partly to mostly sunny and chilly.  Low: 32.  High: 42 inland, 45 shore.

 

Friday:  Partly sunny.  Low: 23.  High: 43 inland, 45 shore. 

 

Saturday:  Increasing cloudiness; a light rain or an icy mix developing, then changing to all rain.  Low:  28.  High: 45 inland, 48 shore. 

 

 

 

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Saturday
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Rain Late

Sunday
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  • 60°
  • 46°

Clearing & Windy

Monday
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  • 42°
  • 28°

Windy & Cold

Tuesday
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  • 54°
  • 29°

Breezy & Milder

Wednesday
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  • 50°
  • 36°

Dry & Breezy

Thursday
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  • 42°
  • 32°

Nice Thanksgiving!

Friday
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  • 43°
  • 23°

Chilly

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 38°(Feels like 38°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.52 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:44:12 am
  • Sunset: 04:27:47 pm
  • Humidity: 97
  • Visibility: 6 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Saturday
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  • 48°
  • 46°

Cloudy with rain

Sunday
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  • 54°
  • 29°

Windy with morning light rain

Monday
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  • 41°
  • 32°

Times of sun and clouds

Tuesday
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  • 52°
  • 42°

A few clouds

Wednesday
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  • 45°
  • 24°

Clouds giving way to sun

Thursday
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  • 42°
  • 29°

Mostly sunny

Friday
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  • 42°
  • 26°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 46°(Feels like 41°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 29.51 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:45:04 am
  • Sunset: 04:29:48 pm
  • Humidity: 96
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New London

Saturday
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  • 54°
  • 53°

Windy with rain at times

Sunday
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  • 59°
  • 33°

Windy with rain early

Monday
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  • 44°
  • 38°

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
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  • 57°
  • 49°

More sun than clouds

Wednesday
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  • 52°
  • 28°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Thursday
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  • 45°
  • 34°

More sun than clouds

Friday
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  • 45°
  • 30°

Partly cloudy

Currently in New London as of

  • 54°(Feels like 54°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SW @ 14 mph
  • Barometer: 29.56 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:40:49 am
  • Sunset: 04:26:23 pm
  • Humidity: 86
  • Visibility: 4 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Saturday
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  • 54°
  • 53°

Windy with rain at times

Sunday
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  • 59°
  • 33°

Windy with rain early

Monday
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  • 44°
  • 38°

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
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  • 57°
  • 49°

More sun than clouds

Wednesday
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  • 52°
  • 28°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Thursday
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  • 45°
  • 34°

More sun than clouds

Friday
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  • 45°
  • 30°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 54°(Feels like 54°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SW @ 14 mph
  • Barometer: 29.56 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:40:49 am
  • Sunset: 04:26:23 pm
  • Humidity: 86
  • Visibility: 4 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Saturday
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  • 47°
  • 40°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Sunday
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  • 55°
  • 31°

Windy with morning light rain

Monday
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  • 42°
  • 31°

Times of sun and clouds

Tuesday
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  • 54°
  • 42°

Mostly sunny

Wednesday
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  • 46°
  • 24°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 43°
  • 29°

More sun than clouds

Friday
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  • 43°
  • 25°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 38°(Feels like 38°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.52 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:44:04 am
  • Sunset: 04:26:53 pm
  • Humidity: 97
  • Visibility: 6 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Saturday
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  • 53°
  • 51°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Sunday
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  • 57°
  • 34°

Light rain in the morning

Monday
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  • 45°
  • 37°

Times of sun and clouds

Tuesday
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  • 56°
  • 47°

Mostly sunny

Wednesday
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  • 50°
  • 28°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Thursday
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  • 43°
  • 32°

More sun than clouds

Friday
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  • 45°
  • 29°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 52°(Feels like 52°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSW @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.54 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:43:47 am
  • Sunset: 04:29:59 pm
  • Humidity: 83
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Saturday
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  • 47°
  • 40°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Sunday
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  • 55°
  • 31°

Windy with morning light rain

Monday
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  • 42°
  • 31°

Times of sun and clouds

Tuesday
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  • 54°
  • 42°

Mostly sunny

Wednesday
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  • 46°
  • 24°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 43°
  • 29°

More sun than clouds

Friday
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  • 43°
  • 25°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 38°(Feels like 38°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.52 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:44:04 am
  • Sunset: 04:26:53 pm
  • Humidity: 97
  • Visibility: 6 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Saturday
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  • 47°
  • 48°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Sunday
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  • 55°
  • 30°

Windy with morning light rain

Monday
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  • 42°
  • 32°

Times of sun and clouds

Tuesday
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  • 54°
  • 44°

A few clouds

Wednesday
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  • 47°
  • 24°

Clouds giving way to sun

Thursday
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  • 44°
  • 29°

A few clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 45°
  • 25°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 49°(Feels like 46°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.53 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:44:13 am
  • Sunset: 04:29:03 pm
  • Humidity: 90
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Saturday
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  • 42°
  • 36°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Sunday
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  • 54°
  • 31°

Windy with light rain in the morning

Monday
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  • 42°
  • 31°

Times of sun and clouds

Tuesday
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  • 53°
  • 42°

A few clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 45°
  • 24°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Thursday
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  • 43°
  • 29°

A few clouds

Friday
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  • 43°
  • 24°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 36°(Feels like 36°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.51 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:44:42 am
  • Sunset: 04:27:22 pm
  • Humidity: 97
  • Visibility: 8 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Saturday
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  • 47°
  • 41°

Rain

Sunday
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  • 54°
  • 30°

Windy with light rain in the morning

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 41°
  • 32°

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
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  • 52°
  • 42°

A few clouds

Wednesday
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  • 44°
  • 25°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Thursday
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  • 43°
  • 29°

Plenty of sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 42°
  • 25°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 49°(Feels like 46°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.53 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:45:02 am
  • Sunset: 04:29:02 pm
  • Humidity: 90
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 47°
  • 48°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Sunday
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  • 55°
  • 30°

Windy with morning light rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 42°
  • 32°

Times of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 44°

A few clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 47°
  • 24°

Clouds giving way to sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 44°
  • 29°

A few clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 45°
  • 25°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 49°(Feels like 46°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.53 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:44:13 am
  • Sunset: 04:29:03 pm
  • Humidity: 90
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Hartford
38°
Waterbury
46°
New London
54°
Norwich
54°
Manchester
38°
New Haven
52°
Vernon
38°
Wallingford
49°
Windsor
36°
Bristol
49°
Cheshire
49°

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