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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

Today's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 50°

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

 

Sunday:  Partly sunny and seasonably mild.  An isolated shower is possible.  High: 74 inland, 68 shore.

 

Tonight:  Variably cloudy with a few showers possible.  Low: 50-58.

 

Monday (Memorial Day):  Mostly cloudy and cool.  Showers are likely, but the whole day won't be a washout.   High: 67 inland, 65 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Partly sunny and warmer; an afternoon shower possible.  Low: 55.  High: 78 inland, 72 shore.

 

Wednesday:   Partly sunny; a chance for an afternoon shower.  Low: 57.  High: 79 inland, 74 shore.

 

Thursday:   Mostly cloudy with a shower or thunderstorm likely.  Low: 55.  High: 74 inland, 73 shore.

 

Friday:  Partly sunny.  A few showers are possible during the afternoon.  Low: 54.  High: 75 inland, 70 shore.

 

Saturday:  Partly sunny.  Turning breezy.  Low: 52.  High: 76 inland, 75 shore.  

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 50°

Dry & Mild

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 54°

Showers

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 55°

Warmer

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 57°

Mild

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 55°

Mild

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

Dry & Mild

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 52°

Partly sunny

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 70°(Feels like 70°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 29.94 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:20:36 am
  • Sunset: 08:15:49 pm
  • Humidity: 63
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 52°

Showers late

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 51°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 54°

Cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 52°

Clouds giving way to sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 53°

Mainly sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 56°

Rain developing during the afternoon

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

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 66°(Feels like 66°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SSE @ 12 mph, gusting to 18 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:22:53 am
  • Sunset: 08:16:49 pm
  • Humidity: 64
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: New London

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

Partly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 52°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 54°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 56°

Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 55°

Plenty of sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 58°

Periods of rain during the afternoon

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 56°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in New London as of

  • 62°(Feels like 62°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: S @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 29.99 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:19:18 am
  • Sunset: 08:12:06 pm
  • Humidity: 70
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

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

Partly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 52°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 54°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 56°

Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 55°

Plenty of sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 58°

Periods of rain during the afternoon

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 56°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 62°(Feels like 62°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: S @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 29.99 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:19:18 am
  • Sunset: 08:12:06 pm
  • Humidity: 70
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 52°

Skies clearing overnight

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 51°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 56°

Cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 53°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 53°

Plenty of sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 56°

Afternoon rain developing

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 55°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 70°(Feels like 70°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 29.94 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:19:38 am
  • Sunset: 08:15:54 pm
  • Humidity: 63
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 54°

Showers late

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 52°

Rain

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 55°

More clouds than sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 55°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 55°

A few clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 58°

Chance of afternoon showers

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 57°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 65°(Feels like 65°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSE @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:23:04 am
  • Sunset: 08:15:16 pm
  • Humidity: 65
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 52°

Skies clearing overnight

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 51°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 56°

Cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 53°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 53°

Plenty of sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 56°

Afternoon rain developing

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 55°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 70°(Feels like 70°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 29.94 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:19:38 am
  • Sunset: 08:15:54 pm
  • Humidity: 63
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 53°

Partly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 51°

Rain

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 55°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 54°

Showers and thunderstorms late

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 53°

Mostly sunny

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

Chance of afternoon showers

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 55°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 67°(Feels like 67°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 14 mph
  • Barometer: 29.96 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:22:06 am
  • Sunset: 08:15:41 pm
  • Humidity: 66
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 52°

Clouds early, some clearing late

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 50°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 55°

Cloudy

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

A few thunderstorms possible

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 52°

More sun than clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 55°

Showers

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 55°

Plenty of sun

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 71°(Feels like 71°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSE @ 13 mph
  • Barometer: 29.94 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:20:13 am
  • Sunset: 08:16:41 pm
  • Humidity: 61
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 52°

A few showers developing late

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 51°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 55°

Cloudy

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

Showers and thunderstorms late

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 53°

Plenty of sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 55°

Afternoon showers

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 55°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 67°(Feels like 67°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 14 mph
  • Barometer: 29.96 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:21:53 am
  • Sunset: 08:16:42 pm
  • Humidity: 66
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 53°

Partly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 51°

Rain

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 55°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 54°

Showers and thunderstorms late

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 53°

Mostly sunny

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

Chance of afternoon showers

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 55°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 67°(Feels like 67°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 14 mph
  • Barometer: 29.96 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:22:06 am
  • Sunset: 08:15:41 pm
  • Humidity: 66
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

Regional Conditions

Hartford
70°
Waterbury
66°
New London
62°
Norwich
62°
Manchester
70°
New Haven
65°
Vernon
70°
Wallingford
67°
Windsor
71°
Bristol
67°
Cheshire
67°

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