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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
  • 80°
  • 57°

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

 

Tonight: Partial clearing.  Patchy fog possible.  Low: 50-58.

 

Monday:   Partly sunny and warm, less humid.  High: 82 inland, 77 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Mainly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially during the afternoon.  Low: 57.  High: 67 inland, 66 shore.

 

Wednesday:  A slight chance for a morning shower, then partly sunny and warm.  Low: 60.  High: 82 inland, 77 shore.

 

Thursday:  Mostly sunny and pleasant.  Low: 52.  High: 76 inland, 70 shore.

 

Friday:  Partly sunny and much warmer.  Low: 57.  High: 86 inland, 78 shore.

 

Saturday:  Increasingly cloudy and humid.  Very warm.  Isolated showers will be possible late.  Low: 62.  High: 88 inland, 81 shore.

 

Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy and very humid.  Showers will be possible.  Low: 65.  High: 81 inland, 72 shore.  

 

 

 

 

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

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

Warm & humid

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 54°

Warm & Drier

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 57°

A Few Showers

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 60°

Warm

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

Pleasant

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 57°

Much Warmer

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

Very Warm & Humid

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NNW @ 17 mph, gusting to 30 mph
  • Barometer: 29.91 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:26:31 am
  • Sunset: 08:08:37 pm
  • Humidity: 71
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 53°

Showers early

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

A few clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 56°

Showers possible in the afternoon

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

A few clouds

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

Sunshine

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 60°

More sun than clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 62°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 76°(Feels like 76°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: WNW @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 29.93 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:28:36 am
  • Sunset: 08:09:25 pm
  • Humidity: 69
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: New London

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

Partly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 52°

Plenty of sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 54°

Afternoon showers

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

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 55°

Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 59°

Sunshine

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 59°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in New London as of

  • 69°(Feels like 69°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: SW @ 13 mph
  • Barometer: 29.88 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:25:19 am
  • Sunset: 08:05:04 pm
  • Humidity: 81
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

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

Partly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 52°

Plenty of sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 54°

Afternoon showers

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

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 55°

Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 59°

Sunshine

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 59°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 69°(Feels like 69°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: SW @ 13 mph
  • Barometer: 29.88 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:25:19 am
  • Sunset: 08:05:04 pm
  • Humidity: 81
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 52°

Cloudy with rain likely early

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 54°

A few clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 56°

Cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 55°

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 60°

Sunshine

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 63°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NNW @ 17 mph, gusting to 30 mph
  • Barometer: 29.91 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:25:39 am
  • Sunset: 08:08:27 pm
  • Humidity: 71
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

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

Partly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 55°

Plenty of sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 56°

Afternoon showers

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 58°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 57°

Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 61°

More sun than clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 61°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 76°(Feels like 76°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.89 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:28:50 am
  • Sunset: 08:08:04 pm
  • Humidity: 64
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 52°

Cloudy with rain likely early

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 54°

A few clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 56°

Cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 55°

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 60°

Sunshine

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 63°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NNW @ 17 mph, gusting to 30 mph
  • Barometer: 29.91 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:25:39 am
  • Sunset: 08:08:27 pm
  • Humidity: 71
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 52°

Partly cloudy

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

Plenty of sun

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

Afternoon showers

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

More sun than clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 54°

Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 60°

Sunshine

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

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 80°(Feels like 81°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: W @ 10 mph, gusting to 20 mph
  • Barometer: 29.89 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:28:01 am
  • Sunset: 08:08:34 pm
  • Humidity: 56
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 52°

Showers early

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 54°

A few clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 56°

Cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 56°

More sun than clouds

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

Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 60°

Sunshine

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 63°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: NW @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 29.91 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:25:57 am
  • Sunset: 08:09:15 pm
  • Humidity: 73
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 52°

Periods of light rain early

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

A few clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 56°

Showers possible in the afternoon

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

A few clouds

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

Sunshine

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 61°

More sun than clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 62°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 80°(Feels like 81°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: W @ 10 mph, gusting to 20 mph
  • Barometer: 29.89 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:27:48 am
  • Sunset: 08:09:25 pm
  • Humidity: 56
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 52°

Partly cloudy

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

Plenty of sun

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

Afternoon showers

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

More sun than clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 54°

Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 60°

Sunshine

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

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 80°(Feels like 81°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: W @ 10 mph, gusting to 20 mph
  • Barometer: 29.89 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:28:01 am
  • Sunset: 08:08:34 pm
  • Humidity: 56
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

Regional Conditions

Hartford
72°
Waterbury
76°
New London
69°
Norwich
69°
Manchester
72°
New Haven
76°
Vernon
72°
Wallingford
80°
Windsor
72°
Bristol
80°
Cheshire
80°

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