POCATELLO, Idaho (KLIX) – If you have plans to travel to eastern Idaho over the next or so, be aware that the National Weather Service has issued a severe winter storm warning for much of the area. The advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

“Moderate to heavy snowfall” will begin Tuesday afternoon and continue "through Wednesday afternoon,” the NWS says. Now accumulations is expected from 7 to 12 inches above 6,000 feet along the Wyoming border from Pine Creek pass south to Wayan, and 3 to 6 inches below 6,000 from Soda Springs northward.

“Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous,” according to the NWS. “Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.”

Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous,” according to the NWS. “Only travel in an emergency.