by: Scott McCaulley

The first Winter Weather Event of the year leaves behind a one half to an inch of snow on the ground, very chilly conditions, some slick spots on the roads, and some students who will be out of school today.

The National Weather Service along with other weather spotters in the region indicate some minor snow accumulations up to an inch in some areas with sleet mixed in as the system moved through the region Monday. Strong Winds have brought Wind Chill Readings down to around zero this morning though the winds are expected to diminish this afternoon.

Both the Arkansas and Missouri Departments of Transportation indicate several of the major roads in the region do have a partial cover of ice and snow on them with some secondary roads more ice and snow covered.

Due to these conditions, several schools in the region have called off classes for today. The complete list is available on the cancellation page on Hometown Daily News Dot Com and is updated as more information is received.

Skies are expected to be Sunny today with temperatures mostly under the freezing mark for highs before warming into the 40’s on Wednesday.