Winter storm arrives Tuesday

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(KMVT/KSVT) - A quick moving storm system will push through Idaho that will impact travel, prompting a few winter weather alerts.

Snow begins in the Wood River Valley in the morning and spreads into the Magic Valley by the afternoon through the evening.

Winter Storm Warning

A Winter Storm Warning (pink) goes in effect at 5 a.m. on Tuesday for parts of Blaine County, including Hailey and Ketchum. Moderate to heavy snow, especially in the mountains, will make way for hazardous travel. Areas above 6,000 feet could see 8-12 inches and areas below can expect three to six inches of new snow.

Winter Weather Advisory

Additionally, a Winter Weather Advisory (purple) starts at noon on Tuesday for parts of the Eastern Magic Valley. Locations include Burley, Rupert, and Heyburn. Increasing winds will make for travel hazards with decreased visibility due to blowing snow. The plains and the valley could see up to two inches in new snow.

Lingering snow showers are possible Wednesday morning, but high pressure will move in and bring in more sunshine by the afternoon.

Be sure to be prepared for winter weather, add extra time to your commute, and drive with extra care.

You can check the road conditions here:

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