Four things to know about weather for RVers and travelers Friday 16 June

  • Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms will persist along a boundary in the eastern Gulf Coast states. Large hail and damaging winds are the primary threats.
  • Heavy rains today for eastern Colorado and western Kansas, and the eastern Gulf Coast. Heavy rains on Saturday for New England.
  • Heat continues to build across central and southern Texas and eastward across the northern Gulf Coast.
  • Strong winds today and again Saturday for parts of Arizona and New Mexico.

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From the RV Weather Summer Office in Moose Wyoming:

These are the most significant weather impacts to RV travel over the next two to three days. I do not list every area of rain, showers, or breezy winds. (It would be exhausting for both of us!). Please check out the animations and graphics for a good depiction of the weather along your route.


— East-central CA, including Mono County: Flood Advisory through Monday afternoon for enhanced snowmelt. US-6, US-395, CA-120 potentially impacted.


Northwest, central and southeast WY; far-western NE; northern Front Range CO; east-central and southeast CO and adjacent far-western KS: Flood Watches through this evening. Additional heavy rainfall from multiple slow-moving thunderstorms may create localized flash flooding. I-25, I-70, I-80, I-90, US-14, US-16, US-18, US-20, US-26, US-50, US-287 potentially impacted.

— Southeast AZ: Red Flag (fire danger) Warning this afternoon and evening. Wind gusts 35-40 mph. I-10, I-19 impacted.

— West-central, central and northeast NM: Red Flag (fire danger) Warnings this afternoon and evening, and again on Saturday afternoon and evening. Wind gusts 35-45 mph. I-25, I-40 impacted.

East-central and southeast CO: Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms associated with wind damage and isolated large hail are possible today into tonight. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. I-70, US-50, US-287 potentially impacted.

Southeast CO: Severe thunderstorms possible Saturday through Saturday night. An isolated tornado, hail, and damaging winds are all possible. US-50, US-287 potentially impacted.


Eastern TX inland from the Gulf Coast; east-central TX; southern LA: Excessive Heat Warnings through Saturday. Heat index values will reach or exceed 115 deg F. The heat will persist well into next week. I-2, I-10, I-12, I-35, I-37, I-45, I-49, I-69 impacted.

Central and northern LA; southern MS; southwest AL; western FL Panhandle: Severe Thunderstorm Watch through mid-morning. A couple of tornadoes are possible, along with isolated large hail up to 2 inches in diameter and wind gusts to 80 mph. I-10, I-20, I-49, I-55, I-59, I-65 potentially impacted.

Western KS; northern and eastern OK; AR; northeast LA; MS; central and southern AL; FL Panhandle: Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms associated with wind damage and isolated large hail are possible today into tonight. An isolated tornado over MS and AL cannot be ruled out. I-10, I-20, I-22, I-30, I-35, I-40, I-44, I-49, I-55, I-59, I-65 potentially impacted.

Central and southern KS; western and northern OK; TX Panhandle: Severe thunderstorms possible Saturday and Saturday night. While damaging winds and hail are the primary threats, an isolated tornado or two is possible across southwest KS and the OK and TX Panhandles. I-35, I-40, I-44 potentially impacted.

Coastal MS; southern AL; FL Panhandle: Severe thunderstorms possible Saturday and Saturday night. Damaging winds and hail are the primary threats. I-10, I-65 potentially impacted.

— AR; northeast LA; much of MS; western AL: Strong to severe thunderstorms possible Sunday. Damaging wind gusts are the primary threat, although isolated large hail remains a possibility. I-20, I-22, I-30, I-40, I-49, I-55, I-59, I-65 potentially impacted.


— Southern and eastern OH; WV; western and central MD; VA; central and eastern KY; eastern TN; northern and western NC: Light to occasionally moderate wildfire smoke from Canadian wildfires today. Smoke moves south and east from the Ohio Valley this morning to eastern VA and much of NC by this evening.

Southern NJ; central MD; DELMARVA Peninsula, eastern VA: A line of strong to severe thunderstorms moves through this afternoon and evening. Damaging winds and hail are possible. Area of greatest risk will be north of I-64 and east of I-95. I-64, I-66, I-70, I-83, I-85, I-95, US-13, Garden State Parkway potentially impacted.

— Much of New England: Heavy rain Saturday and Saturday night. Rainfall accumulations generally one inch or more.

Click here for the extended outlook (updates every Thursday and Sunday evening).

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Total rainfall amounts for the next three days

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Current Severe Thunderstorm and Tornado Watches from the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center

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