Three things to know about Travel and RV Weather Friday 21 April

  • Heads up for RVers heading out over the Mid-Atlantic states and Northeast on Saturday: Be prepared for strong winds and chance of severe thunderstorms.
  • More snow today for the Rockies and Upper Midwest.
  • Severe thunderstorms possible this morning over eastern Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

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From the RV Weather Mobile Command Center in Portage Indiana:


— WA central Cascades above 3000 feet: Winter Weather Advisory through early this morning. 4-7 inches snow possible. I-90 Snoqualmie Pass should not be significantly impacted.


— Much of north-central MT: Flood Advisories continue due to snowmelt. Some roadways and low water crossings are flooded.

Western MT along and east of the Rockies; central ID and southwest MT; southeast ID and adjacent west-central WY: Winter Weather Advisories continue today. Most snow will be above 4000 feet. 6-12 inches in terrain; otherwise 2-5 inches of snow likely. I-15, I-90, US-26, US-89 impacted.

— South-central ID: Wind Advisory midday today through this evening. Gusts to 45 mph. I-84 impacted.

South-central WY; central and north-central CO: Winter Weather Advisories through Saturday morning. Snow accumulations 5-12 inches. Wind gusts to 35 mph. This area is bounded by I-80 to the north. I-70 impacted, I-80 marginally impacted.

Central NM: Wind Advisory this afternoon and evening. Gusts to 50 mph. I-25, I-40 impacted.

— South-central CO; central and east-central NM: Red Flag (fire danger) Warnings this afternoon and evening. wind gusts to 45 mph. I-25, I-40 impacted.

— Southern WY: Strong winds this afternoon. Gusts 30-40 mph. I-80 impacted.


Northern, central and eastern ND; northeast SD; northern and central MN: Winter Weather Advisories continue through late this evening. Additional snow accumulations of 1-4 inches and wind gusts 35-40 mph. I-29, I-35, I-94 impacted.

Much of central and western SD: Wind Advisories through this evening. Gusts to 55 mph. I-90 impacted.

— Much of NE and KS; portions of northern MO, eastern IA, northwest IL and southern WI: Strong winds midday today through this evening. Gusts 30-40 mph. I-29, I-35, I-39, I-43, I-70, I-74, I-80, I-88, I-90 impacted.

— Eastern ND and adjacent west-central MN: FLOOD WARNINGS continue. Flooding from snowmelt occurring in much of the Red River Valley. Numerous roads closed. I-29, I-94 potentially impacted.

— Northeast MN; northwest WI: Flood Advisories continue due to snowmelt. I-35 potentially impacted.

Southeast and far-south TX; LA; most of MS: Marginal risk of severe thunderstorms with hail and damaging winds through midday today. A tornado or two possible in LA and MS. I-10, I-20, I-37, I-45, I-49, I-55, I-59 potentially impacted.

Central TX, mostly south of I-20: Marginal threat of severe thunderstorms late Friday evening and Friday night. Large hail will be the primary hazard. I-10 potentially impacted.


Southern central and eastern OH; northwest PA; western NY: A few marginally severe thunderstorms possible late this evening and overnight. Damaging winds will be the primary hazard. I-71, I-77, I-77, I-79, I-80, I-86, I-90, NY Thruway, OH Turnpike potentially impacted.

— Eastern NY; NJ; DE; MD Eastern Shore: Strong winds Saturday afternoon and evening. Gusts 30-40 mph. Major highways impacted include I-84, I-87, I-90, I-95, NY Thruway, Garden State Parkway, US-13, US-50.

Eastern VA, NC, and SC; coastal GA: Scattered severe thunderstorms Saturday. Hail and wind damage are the primary threats, but a brief tornado cannot be ruled out over eastern VA and the MD Eastern Shore. I-26, I-40, I-64, I-85, I-95 potentially impacted.

— Southeast GA: Dense Fog Advisory this morning. I-95 impacted.

Likelihood of winter weather impacting RV travel today and tonight 21 April

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