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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
  • 64°
  • 50°

 

From Meteorologist Scot Haney in the Channel 3 Early Warning Forecast Center… 

 

Today, 4/26/17:  Periods of rain this morning, then rain tapers off to scattered showers and spotty drizzle this afternoon.  High: 64 inland, 62 shore.

 

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy with drizzle and fog.  Low: 52.

 

Thursday:   Areas of fog in the morning, then partly to mostly cloudy and warmer.  Low: 52.  High: 76 inland, 68 shore.

 

Friday:  Partly sunny and warm, a slight chance for an afternoon shower or thunderstorm.  Low: 57.  High: 83 inland, 74 shore.

 

Saturday:  Partly sunny and warm, a chance for an afternoon shower or thunderstorm.  Low: 58.  High: 80 inland, 75 shore.

 

Sunday:   Partly sunny and cooler.  Low:  56.  High: 72 inland, 67 shore.

 

Monday:  Mostly cloudy, a chance for showers.  Low: 54.  High: 74 inland, 70 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Showers likely in the morning with a chance for a thunderstorm.  Some late day clearing.  Low: 60.  High: 70 inland, 72 shore.

 

 

 

 

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 50°

Rain Tapers Off

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

Partial Clearing

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 57°

Warm!

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 58°

Warm!

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

A Bit Cooler

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

Showers

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 60°

Showers

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 50°(Feels like 50°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: N @ 10 mph, gusting to 17 mph
  • Barometer: 29.84 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:53:49 am
  • Sunset: 07:44:08 pm
  • Humidity: 96
  • Visibility: 1.2 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 53°

Showers ending by midday

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 53°

Mostly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 57°

Thunderstorms early

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 50°

More clouds than sun

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 49°

Mostly cloudy

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

Afternoon showers

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 47°

Clouds giving way to sun

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 48°(Feels like 44°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: ENE @ 9 mph, gusting to 17 mph
  • Barometer: 29.82 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:55:44 am
  • Sunset: 07:45:18 pm
  • Humidity: 87
  • Visibility: 1.5 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New London

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 52°

Showers

Thursday
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  • 60°
  • 51°

Mostly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 53°

Slight chance of a thunderstorm

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 51°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 48°

More clouds than sun

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

Cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 48°

Clouds giving way to sun

Currently in New London as of

  • 56°(Feels like 56°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: E @ 13 mph
  • Barometer: 29.79 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:52:06 am
  • Sunset: 07:40:51 pm
  • Humidity: 97
  • Visibility: 2 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 52°

Showers

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

Mostly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 53°

Slight chance of a thunderstorm

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 51°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 48°

More clouds than sun

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

Cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 48°

Clouds giving way to sun

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 56°(Feels like 56°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: E @ 13 mph
  • Barometer: 29.79 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:52:06 am
  • Sunset: 07:40:51 pm
  • Humidity: 97
  • Visibility: 2 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 53°

Cloudy with morning rain

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

Cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 57°

Thunderstorms early

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 50°

More clouds than sun

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 49°

Considerable cloudiness

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

Cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 47°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 50°(Feels like 50°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: N @ 10 mph, gusting to 17 mph
  • Barometer: 29.84 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:53:01 am
  • Sunset: 07:43:54 pm
  • Humidity: 96
  • Visibility: 1.2 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 51°

Cloudy with rain

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 52°

Mostly cloudy

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

Morning thunderstorms

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 51°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 49°

Mostly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 54°

Chance of afternoon showers

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 48°

Clouds giving way to sun

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 50°(Feels like 50°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: N @ 18 mph
  • Barometer: 29.78 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:55:34 am
  • Sunset: 07:44:01 pm
  • Humidity: 96
  • Visibility: 3 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 53°

Cloudy with morning rain

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

Cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 57°

Thunderstorms early

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 50°

More clouds than sun

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 49°

Considerable cloudiness

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

Cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 47°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 50°(Feels like 50°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: N @ 10 mph, gusting to 17 mph
  • Barometer: 29.84 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:53:01 am
  • Sunset: 07:43:54 pm
  • Humidity: 96
  • Visibility: 1.2 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

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

Chance of showers

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

Cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 56°

Morning showers and thunderstorms

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 51°

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 49°

More clouds than sun

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

Showers possible in the afternoon

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 48°

Clouds giving way to sun

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 51°(Feels like 51°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: N @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 29.82 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:54:54 am
  • Sunset: 07:44:18 pm
  • Humidity: 92
  • Visibility: 2 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 53°

A few morning showers

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

Cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 57°

Morning showers and thunderstorms

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 50°

Considerable cloudiness

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 48°

Mostly cloudy

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

Cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 46°

Clouds giving way to sun

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 49°(Feels like 44°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: N @ 14 mph
  • Barometer: 29.86 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:53:39 am
  • Sunset: 07:44:37 pm
  • Humidity: 97
  • Visibility: 1.2 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 52°

A few morning showers

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

Areas of fog early, then cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 57°

Morning thunderstorms

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 50°

Considerable cloudiness

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 48°

More clouds than sun

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

Afternoon showers

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 46°

Clouds giving way to sun

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 51°(Feels like 51°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: N @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 29.82 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:54:59 am
  • Sunset: 07:45:01 pm
  • Humidity: 92
  • Visibility: 2 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

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

Chance of showers

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

Cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 56°

Morning showers and thunderstorms

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 51°

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 49°

More clouds than sun

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

Showers possible in the afternoon

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 48°

Clouds giving way to sun

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 51°(Feels like 51°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: N @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 29.82 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:54:54 am
  • Sunset: 07:44:18 pm
  • Humidity: 92
  • Visibility: 2 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Hartford
50°
Waterbury
48°
New London
56°
Norwich
56°
Manchester
50°
New Haven
50°
Vernon
50°
Wallingford
51°
Windsor
49°
Bristol
51°
Cheshire
51°

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