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Winter Storm David slams Connecticut

© WFSB viewer takes a photo of Route 2 in Glastonbury Friday morning © WFSB viewer takes a photo of Route 2 in Glastonbury Friday morning
© 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
  • 77°
  • 56°

 

 

Tonight:  Showers and thunderstorms ending this evening.  Otherwise, clear to partly cloudy and becoming cool.   Low: 50-58.

 

Wednesday:  Mostly sunny, fairly low humidity.  High: 80 inland, 76 shore.

 

Thursday:  Partly sunny, becoming breezy and warmer, turning a little more humid.  Low: 57.  High: 85 inland, 80 shore.

 

Friday:  Partly sunny, very warm and humid, a chance for a shower or thunderstorm.  Low: 67.  High: 88 inland, 82 shore. 

 

Saturday:  Partly sunny, hot and humid, a chance for a thunderstorm.  Low: 72.  High: 90 inland, 83 shore. 

 

Sunday:  Mostly cloudy, warm and humid, a chance for showers and thunderstorms.  Low: 72.  High: 88 inland, 83 shore. 

 

Monday:  Mostly sunny and warm, but less humid.  Low: 65.  High: 87 inland, 84 shore.

 

Tuesday (4th of July): Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Low: 66. High: 82 inland, 80 shore.

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 56°

PM T'Storm

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 54°

Mostly Sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 57°

Partly Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 67°

Sct T'Storm

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 72°

PM T'storms

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 72°

T'Storms Likely

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

Mostly Sunny

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 66°(Feels like 66°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.93 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:18:12 am
  • Sunset: 08:29:20 pm
  • Humidity: 75
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 53°

Partly cloudy

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

Mainly sunny

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

Partly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 69°

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Slight chance of a thunderstorm

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

Morning showers and thunderstorms

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 63°

Mostly sunny

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 66°(Feels like 66°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: NNW @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:20:28 am
  • Sunset: 08:30:08 pm
  • Humidity: 49
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New London

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

Partly cloudy

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

Plenty of sun

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

Times of sun and clouds

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

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 67°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 66°

Morning showers and thunderstorms

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 64°

More sun than clouds

Currently in New London as of

  • 69°(Feels like 69°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: SW @ 16 mph
  • Barometer: 29.9 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:17:10 am
  • Sunset: 08:25:29 pm
  • Humidity: 75
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

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

Partly cloudy

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

Plenty of sun

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

Times of sun and clouds

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

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 67°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 66°

Morning showers and thunderstorms

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 64°

More sun than clouds

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 69°(Feels like 69°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: SW @ 16 mph
  • Barometer: 29.9 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:17:10 am
  • Sunset: 08:25:29 pm
  • Humidity: 75
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

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

Partly cloudy

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

Sunny

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

Clouds giving way to sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 69°

Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 69°

Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 64°

Morning showers and thunderstorms

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 63°

A few clouds

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 66°(Feels like 66°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.93 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:17:12 am
  • Sunset: 08:29:23 pm
  • Humidity: 75
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

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

Thunderstorms early

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

Sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 70°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 69°

Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 69°

Mostly sunny

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

Thunderstorms early

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

More sun than clouds

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 69°(Feels like 69°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SW @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.94 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:20:52 am
  • Sunset: 08:28:28 pm
  • Humidity: 54
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

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

Partly cloudy

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

Sunny

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

Clouds giving way to sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 69°

Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 69°

Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 64°

Morning showers and thunderstorms

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 63°

A few clouds

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 66°(Feels like 66°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.93 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:17:12 am
  • Sunset: 08:29:23 pm
  • Humidity: 75
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

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

Thunderstorms early

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 57°

Sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 66°

Mix of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 67°

Partly cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 68°

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Morning thunderstorms

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 62°

More sun than clouds

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 66°(Feels like 66°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SW @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.93 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:19:52 am
  • Sunset: 08:29:03 pm
  • Humidity: 87
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 53°

Partly cloudy

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

Sunshine

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 68°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 69°

Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 69°

Times of sun and clouds

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

Morning showers and thunderstorms

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 63°

Mostly sunny

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 67°(Feels like 67°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: N @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.94 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:17:39 am
  • Sunset: 08:29:58 pm
  • Humidity: 59
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 54°

Partly cloudy

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

Sunshine

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

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Partly cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 68°

Morning showers and thunderstorms

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 64°

Morning thunderstorms

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 62°

A few clouds

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 66°(Feels like 66°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SW @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.93 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:19:32 am
  • Sunset: 08:30:06 pm
  • Humidity: 87
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

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

Thunderstorms early

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 57°

Sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 66°

Mix of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 67°

Partly cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 68°

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Morning thunderstorms

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 62°

More sun than clouds

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 66°(Feels like 66°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SW @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.93 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:19:52 am
  • Sunset: 08:29:03 pm
  • Humidity: 87
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Hartford
66°
Waterbury
66°
New London
69°
Norwich
69°
Manchester
66°
New Haven
69°
Vernon
66°
Wallingford
66°
Windsor
67°
Bristol
66°
Cheshire
66°

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