The cold blast of winter air over the weekend is now bringing in the first statewide forecast for winter precipitation beginning this afternoon and continuing overnight.

Accumulation of one to three inches is possible and could affect Tuesday morning’s commute.

The Missouri Department of Transportation warns drivers that even a small amount of snow on the pavement can cause slippery conditions and impact travel, especially on elevated surfaces like bridges and overpasses.

Slow down and allow yourself extra time if you must drive.

MoDOT crews will be out ahead of the storm and will continue working overnight.

The primary focus will be to address winter weather on interstates and other major high-volume highways.

After the precipitation ends and the high primary routes are mostly clear, crews will focus on the lower volume number and letter state highways.

With this being the first winter weather of the year, crews will be doing training for the new drivers during this storm.