Weather Alert

Winter Storm David slams Connecticut

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© 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

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  • 75°
  • 42°

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

 

Saturday:  Sunny and unseasonably mild.  High: 75 inland, 71 shore. 

 

Tonight:  Mainly clear and cool.  Low: 38-48.

 

Sunday:  Another sunny, very mild day!  High: 76 inland, 71 shore.

 

Monday:  Partly sunny, breezy and mild.  Low: 52.  High: 76 inland, 70 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Mostly cloudy with showers likely especially in the afternoon and at night.  Windy and mild.  Low: 60.  High: 72 inland, 70 shore.

 

Wednesday:  Partly sunny and comfortable.  Low: 55.  High: 69 inland, 71 shore. 

 

Thursday:  Partly sunny and cooler.  Low: 43.  High: 63 inland, 64 shore.

 

Friday:  Mostly sunny and pleasant.  Low: 42.  High: 68 inland, 67 shore.

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Saturday
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  • 75°
  • 42°

Very Mild

Sunday
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  • 76°
  • 45°

Very Mild

Monday
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  • 76°
  • 52°

Breezy & Mild

Tuesday
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  • 72°
  • 60°

Showers

Wednesday
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  • 69°
  • 55°

Partly Sunny

Thursday
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  • 63°
  • 43°

Cooler

Friday
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  • 68°
  • 42°

Pleasant

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 56°(Feels like 56°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.33 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:10:06 am
  • Sunset: 05:59:42 pm
  • Humidity: 64
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Saturday
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  • 75°
  • 48°

More sun than clouds

Sunday
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  • 74°
  • 55°

Partly cloudy

Monday
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  • 71°
  • 61°

Cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 68°
  • 56°

Rain and thunder

Wednesday
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  • 64°
  • 44°

Showers

Thursday
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  • 59°
  • 40°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
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  • 63°
  • 47°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 59°(Feels like 59°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.34 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:11:28 am
  • Sunset: 06:01:36 pm
  • Humidity: 48
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: New London

Saturday
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  • 69°
  • 50°

Sunshine

Sunday
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  • 68°
  • 59°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 69°
  • 62°

More clouds than sun

Tuesday
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  • 69°
  • 60°

Windy with thunderstorms likely

Wednesday
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  • 65°
  • 50°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Thursday
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  • 61°
  • 46°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
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  • 63°
  • 55°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in New London as of

  • 61°(Feels like 61°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.32 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:07:15 am
  • Sunset: 05:58:00 pm
  • Humidity: 58
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Saturday
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  • 69°
  • 50°

Sunshine

Sunday
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  • 68°
  • 59°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 69°
  • 62°

More clouds than sun

Tuesday
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  • 69°
  • 60°

Windy with thunderstorms likely

Wednesday
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  • 65°
  • 50°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Thursday
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  • 61°
  • 46°

Times of sun and clouds

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 61°(Feels like 61°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.32 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:07:15 am
  • Sunset: 05:58:00 pm
  • Humidity: 58
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Saturday
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  • 77°
  • 46°

A few clouds

Sunday
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  • 77°
  • 53°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 74°
  • 62°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 71°
  • 58°

Thunderstorms

Wednesday
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  • 66°
  • 46°

Rain

Thursday
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  • 62°
  • 41°

Partly cloudy

Friday
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  • 65°
  • 47°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 56°(Feels like 56°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.33 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:09:54 am
  • Sunset: 05:59:06 pm
  • Humidity: 64
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Saturday
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  • 72°
  • 50°

Mostly sunny

Sunday
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  • 71°
  • 59°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 72°
  • 63°

Cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 70°
  • 60°

Rain and thunder

Wednesday
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  • 66°
  • 49°

Chance of showers

Thursday
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  • 60°
  • 46°

Partly cloudy

Friday
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  • 64°
  • 54°

Mostly sunny

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 63°(Feels like 63°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NW @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.33 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:10:26 am
  • Sunset: 06:01:20 pm
  • Humidity: 38
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Saturday
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  • 77°
  • 46°

A few clouds

Sunday
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  • 77°
  • 53°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 74°
  • 62°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 71°
  • 58°

Thunderstorms

Wednesday
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  • 66°
  • 46°

Rain

Thursday
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  • 62°
  • 41°

Partly cloudy

Friday
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  • 65°
  • 47°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 56°(Feels like 56°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.33 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:09:54 am
  • Sunset: 05:59:06 pm
  • Humidity: 64
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Saturday
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  • 76°
  • 44°

Mostly sunny

Sunday
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  • 75°
  • 54°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 72°
  • 61°

Cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 70°
  • 57°

Rain with a few rumbles of thunder

Wednesday
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  • 66°
  • 44°

Showers

Thursday
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  • 61°
  • 41°

Partly cloudy

Friday
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  • 65°
  • 47°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 61°(Feels like 61°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.33 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:10:33 am
  • Sunset: 06:00:46 pm
  • Humidity: 50
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Saturday
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  • 78°
  • 46°

A few clouds

Sunday
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  • 77°
  • 52°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 74°
  • 62°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 70°
  • 58°

Showers and thunderstorms

Wednesday
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  • 66°
  • 46°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Thursday
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  • 61°
  • 42°

Partly cloudy

Friday
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  • 65°
  • 47°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 56°(Feels like 56°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.32 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:10:30 am
  • Sunset: 05:59:38 pm
  • Humidity: 60
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Saturday
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  • 77°
  • 49°

More sun than clouds

Sunday
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  • 76°
  • 54°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 72°
  • 61°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 69°
  • 57°

Rain and thunder

Wednesday
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  • 65°
  • 44°

Showers possible

Thursday
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  • 59°
  • 41°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 47°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 61°(Feels like 61°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.33 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:11:15 am
  • Sunset: 06:00:56 pm
  • Humidity: 50
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Saturday
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  • 76°
  • 44°

Mostly sunny

Sunday
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  • 75°
  • 54°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 72°
  • 61°

Cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 70°
  • 57°

Rain with a few rumbles of thunder

Wednesday
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  • 66°
  • 44°

Showers

Thursday
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  • 61°
  • 41°

Partly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 47°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 61°(Feels like 61°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.33 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:10:33 am
  • Sunset: 06:00:46 pm
  • Humidity: 50
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

Regional Conditions

Hartford
56°
Waterbury
59°
New London
61°
Norwich
61°
Manchester
56°
New Haven
63°
Vernon
56°
Wallingford
61°
Windsor
56°
Bristol
61°
Cheshire
61°