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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
  • 44°
  • 36°

               

                

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

 

Tonight:  Rain will taper off to scattered showers this evening.  Some wet snow possible in the hills.  Becoming partly cloudy overnight.  Low: 30-37.

 

Friday:  Partly sunny, breezy and cool.  High: 52 inland, 54 shore.

 

Saturday:  Partly to mostly sunny, breezy and cool.  Low: 33.  High: 56 inland, 57 shore.

 

Sunday:  Mostly sunny, lighter winds, and a little milder.  Low: 32.  High: 58 inland, 59 shore.  

 

Monday:  Mostly sunny and becoming seasonably mild.  Low: 32.  High: 64 inland, 56 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Mostly sunny, then increasing cloudiness in the afternoon, a chance for light rain by evening.  Low: 38.  High: 63 inland, 56 shore.

 

Wednesday:  Periods of rain.  Low: 44.  High: 57 inland, 58 shore.

 

Thursday:  Mostly cloudy with showers or a few periods of rain.  Low: 48.  High: 62 inland, 58 shore.  

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 44°
  • 36°

A Chilly Rain

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

Breezy & Cool

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

Breezy & Cool

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 32°

Lighter Winds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 32°

Mild

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 38°

Rain Late

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 44°

Periods of Rain

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 43°(Feels like 43°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SW @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.73 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:04:10 am
  • Sunset: 07:36:01 pm
  • Humidity: 86
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 44°
  • 31°

Periods of light rain early

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 50°
  • 32°

A few clouds

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

Mainly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 34°

Mainly sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 38°

Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 43°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 48°

Chance of showers

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 39°(Feels like 33°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: WNW @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.74 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:06:04 am
  • Sunset: 07:37:26 pm
  • Humidity: 89
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: New London

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 43°
  • 34°

Cloudy with rain

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 52°
  • 35°

A few clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 38°

Mostly sunny

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

Abundant sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 39°

Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 43°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 48°

Showers possible

Currently in New London as of

  • 44°(Feels like 39°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NNW @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 29.71 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:02:31 am
  • Sunset: 07:33:12 pm
  • Humidity: 85
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 43°
  • 34°

Cloudy with rain

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 52°
  • 35°

A few clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 38°

Mostly sunny

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

Abundant sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 39°

Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 43°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 48°

Showers possible

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 44°(Feels like 39°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NNW @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 29.71 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:02:31 am
  • Sunset: 07:33:12 pm
  • Humidity: 85
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 43°
  • 32°

Light rain

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 51°
  • 32°

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Mostly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 32°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 37°

Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 43°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 49°

Showers possible

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 43°(Feels like 43°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SW @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.73 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:03:33 am
  • Sunset: 07:35:56 pm
  • Humidity: 86
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 45°
  • 34°

Cloudy with rain likely early

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 35°

A few clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 38°

Mainly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 36°

Mainly sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 39°

Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 45°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 48°

Chance of showers

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 43°(Feels like 39°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NW @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 29.74 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:05:53 am
  • Sunset: 07:36:20 pm
  • Humidity: 82
  • Visibility: 5 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 43°
  • 32°

Light rain

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 51°
  • 32°

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Mostly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 32°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 37°

Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 43°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 49°

Showers possible

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 43°(Feels like 43°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SW @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.73 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:03:33 am
  • Sunset: 07:35:56 pm
  • Humidity: 86
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 43°
  • 31°

Light rain

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 51°
  • 32°

A few clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 34°

Sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 33°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 37°

Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 42°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 47°

Showers possible

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 41°(Feels like 38°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NW @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.74 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:05:17 am
  • Sunset: 07:36:29 pm
  • Humidity: 86
  • Visibility: 9 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 43°
  • 32°

Showers possible

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 50°
  • 33°

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Mostly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 32°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 37°

Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 42°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 48°

Showers possible

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 44°(Feels like 40°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: W @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.72 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:04:04 am
  • Sunset: 07:36:32 pm
  • Humidity: 68
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 43°
  • 31°

Periods of light rain early

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 49°
  • 33°

A few clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 35°

Mainly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 33°

Mainly sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 38°

Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 43°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 47°

Chance of showers

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 41°(Feels like 38°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NW @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.74 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:05:30 am
  • Sunset: 07:37:13 pm
  • Humidity: 86
  • Visibility: 9 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 43°
  • 31°

Light rain

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 51°
  • 32°

A few clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 34°

Sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 33°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 37°

Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 42°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 47°

Showers possible

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 41°(Feels like 38°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NW @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.74 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:05:17 am
  • Sunset: 07:36:29 pm
  • Humidity: 86
  • Visibility: 9 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

Regional Conditions

Hartford
43°
Waterbury
39°
New London
44°
Norwich
44°
Manchester
43°
New Haven
43°
Vernon
43°
Wallingford
41°
Windsor
44°
Bristol
41°
Cheshire
41°

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