Three things to know about Travel and RV Weather Friday 5 May

  • Slight risk of severe thunderstorms across parts of central Texas and the central Great Plains today.
  • Strong winds today and Saturday for much of New Mexico and parts of Colorado.
  • Unsettled weather is expected to increase across the Northwest and northern Rockies with showers, thunderstorms, and high elevation mixed precipitation forecast through the middle of next week.

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From the RV Weather Summer Office in Moose Wyoming:


— North-central and northeast WA: FLOOD WARNINGS and Watches for a combination of rain and snowmelt. US-97 potentially impacted.

— Northeast OR: Flood Advisories in effect due to a combination of rain and snowmelt. I-84 potentially impacted.

CA north-central Sierra Nevada. Snow today through Saturday night. 6-14 inches possible at pass level. I-80, US-50 impacted.


— Much of northern, west-central and southeast ID: FLOOD WARNINGS, Advisories and Watches due to snowmelt. I-15, I-90 potentially impacted.

— Northwest CO and adjacent south-central WY: Flood Watches for snowmelt. US-40 potentially impacted.

— Most of UT: Strong winds late this morning through this evening. Wind gusts 35-45 mph. I-15, I-70, I-80 impacted.

— North-central and northeast NM along the I-25 corridor: Wind Advisory this afternoon and evening. Gusts to 45 mph. I-25 impacted.

— Southeast and south-central CO; most of NM except northwest corner: Red Flag (fire danger) Warnings this afternoon. Wind gusts this afternoon and again Saturday afternoon 30-40 mph. I-10, I-25, I-40, I-70 impacted.


— Central OK and adjacent northern TX: Dense Fog Advisories through mid-morning. I-35, I-40, I-44 impacted.

Much of western and central NE: Severe thunderstorms possible this afternoon and evening. They may produce damaging winds and hail, although a tornado cannot be ruled out. I-76, I-80 impacted.

Central TX along and west of I-35: Severe thunderstorms possible this afternoon and evening. They may produce damaging winds and hail, although a tornado cannot be ruled out. I-10, I-20, I-35 potentially impacted.

Eastern LA; southern MS; southwest AL: Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms may produce damaging winds and hail this afternoon and evening. I-10, I-12, I-20, I-55, I-59, I-65 potentially impacted.

Southeast IA; west-central IL; central and northern MO: Severe thunderstorms with tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail possible Saturday. I-44, I-55, I-70, I-74 potentially impacted.

— Most of IA; northern MO: Severe storms with large hail and wind damage will be possible on Sunday. I-29, I-35, I-80 potentially impacted.


— Central and western MI Upper Peninsula: Flood Watch continues through this morning due to a combination of rainfall and snowmelt. US-2, US-41, MI-28 impacted.

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Likelihood of winter weather impacting RV travel today and tonight 5 May

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