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Obama approves emergency declaration for Connecticut

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ROCKY HILL, CT (WFSB) -

President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency for Connecticut after the massive storm that blanketed the state with several feet of snow.

The order means federal money will be used to help state and local response efforts. The White House announced the declaration Sunday.

Obama authorized the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide equipment and resources needed to help storm recovery.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy declared a state of emergency Friday and Connecticut remained in a state of emergency.

The governor advised residents to stay home Monday and work from there, if possible.

Municipal employees are "working hard" to clear snow and make the roads. The state is expected to release 65 front loaders to cities and towns around state to help with their cleanup efforts.

Malloy asked anyone traveling on the roads Sunday night and Monday morning to use caution because freezing rain is expected to fall Sunday night. The freezing rain will make the snow heavier.

"Monday's commute will not be easy," he said at news conference in Hartford Sunday night.

Malloy also encouraged carpooling whenever possible.

WFSB Meteorologist Mike Cameron said "a light wintry mix" will occur Monday morning and change to rain by midday. The rain could be heavy at times.

"With freezing rain coming, large snow piles will glaze over with ice and become jersey barriers," Malloy stated Sunday night. "Any car that loses control is at extreme risk."

State police have been called to more than 400 crashes since the blizzard hit, according to the governor.

Authorities have confirmed that at least five people have died after a massive blizzard dropped nearly 3 feet of snow across the state overnight.

Several schools will be closed Monday as well. Click here for a full list.

The governor has told all non-essential state employees not report to work Monday.

"Getting streets clear and making them safer for everyone is a priority, so I am asking nonessential state employees to stay home tomorrow," Malloy said in a statement Sunday afternoon. "I understand that everyone wants to get back to normal as quickly as possible. Crews are working around the clock to accomplish that goal. But the last thing we need at this point is a typical morning rush hour commute. Traffic build-up will only delay the effort to clear our roads."

State courts will also be closed Monday. The Department of Motor Vehicles will be closed Monday and Tuesday, but AAA offices will be open for license renewals, according to governor's office.

More than 400 Connecticut National Guard troops have been assisting with the cleanup efforts and helped about a 100 trapped motorists since Friday. The troops are also "providing sheltering operations, transportation of emergency responders, evacuations and route clearance," Malloy said.

In total, Malloy said there has been six roof collapses throughout the state.

Malloy visited with Hamden Mayor Scott D. Jackson and West Haven Mayor John M. Picard Sunday afternoon.

Near-record snow has fallen in seven of the eight counties throughout the state, according to Malloy. The National Weather Service reported that Blizzard Charlotte dropped as much as 38" in parts of Connecticut.

Hamden received some of the highest snow totals in the state, and Malloy discussed plans to deal with the largest snowfall in the town in 40 years.

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Early Warning Weather

Today's Forecast

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  • 39°

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

 

Tonight: Passing clouds.  Isolated showers of rain, mix or snow.  Little or no accumulation expected.  Low: 30-37.

 

Sunday:   Cloudy and cool; occasional light rain and drizzle.  High: 45 inland, 47 shore. 

 

Monday:  Cloudy and cool; periods of rain and drizzle.  Low:  35.  High: 44 inland, 47 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Partly to mostly cloudy with occasional rain and drizzle.  Low: 40.  High: 57 inland, 57 shore.

 

Wednesday:  Partly sunny, windy, and turning cooler during the afternoon.  Low: 38. High: 51 inland, 54 shore.

 

Thursday:  Mostly sunny and seasonably cool.  Low: 38.  High: 54 inland, 55 shore.

 

Friday:  Increasingly cloudy.  Scattered showers in the evening and overnight.  Low: 36.  High: 48 inland, 52 shore.

 

Saturday:   Rain is possible.  Low: 37.  High: 54 inland, 53 shore.

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Saturday
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  • 39°

Showers

Sunday
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  • 45°
  • 33°

Rain/Drizzle

Monday
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  • 44°
  • 35°

Periods of Rain

Tuesday
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  • 57°
  • 40°

Rain/Drizzle

Wednesday
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  • 51°
  • 38°

Milder

Thursday
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  • 38°

Nice Day

Friday
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  • 48°
  • 36°

Rain Possible

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 39°(Feels like 33°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: N @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.31 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:44:47 am
  • Sunset: 07:08:44 pm
  • Humidity: 93
  • Visibility: 4 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Saturday
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  • 32°

Rain ending early

Sunday
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  • 44°
  • 36°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Monday
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  • 47°

Cloudy with rain

Tuesday
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  • 45°

Morning fog, then cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 33°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 53°
  • 34°

Mainly sunny

Friday
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  • 53°
  • 34°

Mostly cloudy

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 39°(Feels like 34°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NNE @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.28 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:46:31 am
  • Sunset: 07:10:19 pm
  • Humidity: 81
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New London

Saturday
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  • 34°

Light rain early

Sunday
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  • 45°
  • 38°

Cloudy

Monday
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  • 44°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Tuesday
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  • 44°

Areas of fog early, then cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 34°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 52°
  • 31°

Mostly sunny

Friday
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  • 36°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in New London as of

  • 43°(Feels like 39°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: ENE @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.26 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:42:33 am
  • Sunset: 07:06:12 pm
  • Humidity: 80
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Saturday
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  • 52°
  • 34°

Light rain early

Sunday
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  • 45°
  • 38°

Cloudy

Monday
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  • 51°
  • 44°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Tuesday
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  • 44°

Areas of fog early, then cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 34°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 52°
  • 31°

Mostly sunny

Friday
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  • 36°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 43°(Feels like 39°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: ENE @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.26 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:42:33 am
  • Sunset: 07:06:12 pm
  • Humidity: 80
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Saturday
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  • 44°
  • 30°

Periods of light rain early

Sunday
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  • 47°
  • 35°

Cloudy

Monday
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  • 53°
  • 43°

Cloudy with rain

Tuesday
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  • 65°
  • 44°

Areas of fog early, then cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 32°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 33°

Sunshine

Friday
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  • 55°
  • 34°

Considerable cloudiness

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 39°(Feels like 33°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: N @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.31 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:44:25 am
  • Sunset: 07:08:28 pm
  • Humidity: 93
  • Visibility: 4 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Saturday
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  • 52°
  • 34°

Showers early

Sunday
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  • 43°
  • 37°

Mostly cloudy

Monday
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  • 44°

Rain

Tuesday
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  • 43°

Morning fog, then cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 34°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 32°

Abundant sunshine

Friday
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  • 36°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 42°(Feels like 42°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.26 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:45:58 am
  • Sunset: 07:09:34 pm
  • Humidity: 89
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Saturday
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  • 44°
  • 30°

Periods of light rain early

Sunday
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  • 47°
  • 35°

Cloudy

Monday
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  • 53°
  • 43°

Cloudy with rain

Tuesday
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  • 65°
  • 44°

Areas of fog early, then cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 60°
  • 32°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 53°
  • 33°

Sunshine

Friday
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  • 55°
  • 34°

Considerable cloudiness

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 39°(Feels like 33°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: N @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.31 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:44:25 am
  • Sunset: 07:08:28 pm
  • Humidity: 93
  • Visibility: 4 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Saturday
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  • 32°

Periods of rain early

Sunday
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  • 47°
  • 36°

Cloudy

Monday
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  • 55°
  • 45°

Cloudy with rain

Tuesday
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  • 66°
  • 42°

Cloudy with areas of morning fog

Wednesday
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  • 61°
  • 33°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
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  • 55°
  • 30°

Abundant sunshine

Friday
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  • 56°
  • 35°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 42°(Feels like 37°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: N @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.3 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:45:38 am
  • Sunset: 07:09:25 pm
  • Humidity: 85
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Saturday
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  • 41°
  • 29°

Showers possible early

Sunday
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  • 35°

Afternoon showers

Monday
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  • 41°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Tuesday
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  • 42°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 59°
  • 33°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
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  • 30°

Mainly sunny

Friday
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  • 55°
  • 34°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 38°(Feels like 32°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: N @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.31 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:44:54 am
  • Sunset: 07:08:57 pm
  • Humidity: 93
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Saturday
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  • 43°
  • 31°

Periods of rain early

Sunday
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  • 44°
  • 35°

Afternoon showers

Monday
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  • 53°
  • 45°

Cloudy with rain

Tuesday
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  • 65°
  • 44°

Morning fog, then cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 57°
  • 32°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 33°

Abundant sunshine

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 33°

Mostly cloudy

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 42°(Feels like 37°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: N @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.3 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:45:59 am
  • Sunset: 07:09:53 pm
  • Humidity: 85
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Saturday
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  • 50°
  • 32°

Periods of rain early

Sunday
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  • 47°
  • 36°

Cloudy

Monday
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  • 55°
  • 45°

Cloudy with rain

Tuesday
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  • 66°
  • 42°

Cloudy with areas of morning fog

Wednesday
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  • 61°
  • 33°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
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  • 55°
  • 30°

Abundant sunshine

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 35°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 42°(Feels like 37°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: N @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.3 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:45:38 am
  • Sunset: 07:09:25 pm
  • Humidity: 85
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Hartford
39°
Waterbury
39°
New London
43°
Norwich
43°
Manchester
39°
New Haven
42°
Vernon
39°
Wallingford
42°
Windsor
38°
Bristol
42°
Cheshire
42°

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