The National Weather Service’s office in New York has extended the winter weather advisory from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. tonight. Total snow accumulations in the Bridgeport area are expected to be 3 to 5 inches, up from earlier forecasts of 2 to 4 inches.
The weather service says that Bridgeport has set a new record for snowfall on Dec. 17. They say Bridgeport has gotten 4 inches of snow so far, breaking the record of 2.4 inches set in 1961.
The snow is falling faster and roads are getting sloppier this afternoon as the latest storm rolls through the region.
If you’re headed out on the roads now, be very, very careful. Visibility is lower than it was this morning and the roads are slick. This is powdery snow, so it’s still easy to shovel and brush out of the way. But winds are picking up, making it tough to see even if you get it cleared.
For evening commuters, allow extra time to get home. Interstate 95 is already down to 10 mph in some spots and will likely get very slow during the usual rush hour.
Unofficial totals from the state Department of Transportation and the National Weather Service show that most places in southwestern Connecticut had gotten about 1.5 to 2 inches of snow so far.
Right now, the city of Bridgeport has not declared a snow emergency. Still, if you can, park off the street so that snow plows can do their work.
The latest forecast maps show the snow moving out of southwestern Connecticut around 7 p.m., but we’ll have to keep an eye on it. Check back here for updates.