As snow started falling across Westport early Tuesday, Representative Town Meeting member Jimmy Izzo photographed this gilded gallery of scenes around town. / Contributed photos by Jimmy Izzo

By John Schwing

WESTPORT — Snow is falling steadily across southwestern Connecticut at midday Tuesday, with accumulations so far in the 4- to 6-inch range — and the winter blanket is expected to thicken several more inches before tapering off by evening.

The first significant snowstorm to hit Westport in several years, as of noon, had disrupted electric service to 349 Westport customers of Eversource, according to the power company.

The storm also closed Westport public schools, the Westport Library and the Westport Weston Family YMCA for the day and postponed a Tuesday evening forum on antisemitism and bias in the schools to March 13.

The region remains under a “Winter Storm Warning” issued by the National Weather Service through 6 p.m. Tuesday, which includes an estimate of total snowfall of up to 9 inches.

There also is a “Coastal Flood Advisory” in effect from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, coinciding with the impact of high tide at 1:50 p.m.

Skies are expected to clear Tuesday, leading to sunny conditions Wednesday, with high temperatures in the mid-30s.

By Thursday night, however, there is a 50 percent chance of snow through early Friday.

Power disruptions can be reported online at Eversource.com or by calling 800-286-2000. Customers who signed up for the power company’s two-way texting feature can send a text to report an outage and receive outage updates as they happen.