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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
  • 78°
  • 69°

 

   

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

 

Tonight:  Partly to mostly cloudy, breezy and mild.  Low: 63-69.

 

Thursday:  Partly sunny, breezy and warmer.  High: 82 inland, 82 shore.

 

Friday:  Fall arrives at 4:02 in the afternoon!  A mix of clouds and sunshine, breezy and cooler.  Low: 58.  High: 74 inland, 75 shore.

 

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

 

Sunday:  Partly sunny with near record warmth possible!  Low: 60.  High: 88 inland, 83 shore. 

 

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

 

Tuesday:  Partly to mostly cloudy and warm.  Low: 66.  High: 83 inland, 79 shore.

 

Wednesday:  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low: 64.  High: 82 inland, 76 shore.

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 69°

Breezy

Thursday
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  • 82°
  • 65°

Warmer

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 58°

Autumn Begins!

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

Warmer

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 60°

Very Warm

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

Warm

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

Warm

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.9 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:36:03 am
  • Sunset: 06:50:51 pm
  • Humidity: 78
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

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

Partly cloudy

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

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 60°

Times of sun and clouds

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

Sunny

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

Sunshine

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

Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 63°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 70°(Feels like 70°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 29.94 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:37:40 am
  • Sunset: 06:52:24 pm
  • Humidity: 78
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New London

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 68°

Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 61°

Partly cloudy and windy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 62°

More clouds than sun, windy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 62°

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Sunshine

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

Mostly sunny

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

Mostly cloudy

Currently in New London as of

  • 73°(Feels like 73°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: N @ 13 mph, gusting to 25 mph
  • Barometer: 29.84 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:33:36 am
  • Sunset: 06:48:15 pm
  • Humidity: 76
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 68°

Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 61°

Partly cloudy and windy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 62°

More clouds than sun, windy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 62°

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Sunshine

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

Mostly sunny

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

Mostly cloudy

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 73°(Feels like 73°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: N @ 13 mph, gusting to 25 mph
  • Barometer: 29.84 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:33:36 am
  • Sunset: 06:48:15 pm
  • Humidity: 76
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

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

Considerable cloudiness

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 58°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 62°

Times of sun and clouds

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 64°

Mainly sunny

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

Sunny

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

Afternoon showers

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.9 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:35:30 am
  • Sunset: 06:50:21 pm
  • Humidity: 78
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 68°

Partly cloudy

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

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 64°

Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 64°

Mainly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 67°

Mainly sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 66°

Plenty of sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 66°

Partly cloudy

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 73°(Feels like 73°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 12 mph, gusting to 20 mph
  • Barometer: 29.89 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:37:00 am
  • Sunset: 06:51:38 pm
  • Humidity: 71
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

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

Considerable cloudiness

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 58°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 62°

Times of sun and clouds

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 64°

Mainly sunny

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

Sunny

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

Afternoon showers

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.9 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:35:30 am
  • Sunset: 06:50:21 pm
  • Humidity: 78
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 66°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 59°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 61°

Times of sun and clouds

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

More sun than clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 64°

Abundant sunshine

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

Plenty of sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 63°

Chance of afternoon showers

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: N @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.9 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:36:54 am
  • Sunset: 06:51:37 pm
  • Humidity: 73
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 66°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 59°

Partly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 62°

Times of sun and clouds

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

Mostly sunny

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

Mainly sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 66°

Mainly sunny

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

Showers possible in the afternoon

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: N @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 29.91 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:36:04 am
  • Sunset: 06:50:55 pm
  • Humidity: 76
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

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

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 58°

Mix of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 61°

Times of sun and clouds

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

Plenty of sun

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 65°

Mainly sunny

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

Sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 63°

Showers possible

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: N @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.9 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:37:07 am
  • Sunset: 06:51:54 pm
  • Humidity: 73
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 66°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 59°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 61°

Times of sun and clouds

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

More sun than clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 64°

Abundant sunshine

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

Plenty of sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 63°

Chance of afternoon showers

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: N @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.9 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:36:54 am
  • Sunset: 06:51:37 pm
  • Humidity: 73
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Hartford
72°
Waterbury
70°
New London
73°
Norwich
73°
Manchester
72°
New Haven
73°
Vernon
72°
Wallingford
72°
Windsor
72°
Bristol
72°
Cheshire
72°

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