MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — With winter weather affecting the Mountain State starting Monday, the West Virginia State Police is urging drivers to practice safe driving behaviors.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for much of the state beginning Monday at 10 p.m. As temperatures fall, rain will change into snow. Most parts of the state will receive between one and three inches of snow.

Cpl. Jason Gallaher said plan ahead before heading out and be patient once on the road.

“Be easy on the accelerator and easy on the brake. Everything is more gradual,” he said. “Give yourself some extra space and give yourself some extra time.”

Gallaher added if you do not need to be on the roads, then don’t.