Light sleet preceded the snowfall that began around 1 a.m. Monday morning over the Kansas suburbs and has since spread over all of Metro Kansas City.
Snowfall totals will be around 2-3 inches by afternoon- when the snow is forecasted to become light drizzle or freezing drizzle.
Public works road crews from both states- the counties and cities are out spreading salt and other chemicals on area roadways which as of this post just after 3 a.m. range from wet to becoming partially snow-covered (see the accompanying traffic camera images taken between 3-3:30 a.m. Monday morning).
Here at CSW in south KC-MO- the temperature hovers just above the 32-degree (freezing) mark- but temperatures at Metro NWS weather stations range from 27 at K.C.I. airport to 28 to 29 degrees in Downtown KC-MO- Olathe and Lee's Summit.
Temperatures should hold fairly steady today or actually rise by a degree or two.
There are live traffic cameras found here at the Kansas City Scout system- as well as here at the Overland Park Traffic division Web site.
Everybody will be fine if people leave 10-15 minutes early for work- drive smoothly (no erratic lane changing and/or braking) and SLOW DOWN.
CSW will be listening for any major traffic issues through 9 a.m.- and post them on this blog in the YOUR COMMENTS section of this post.