Three things to know about Travel and RV Weather Monday 24 April

  • Winter weather this afternoon through Wednesday spreads through southwest Montana, western and southern Wyoming and into Colorado. Heads up for those traveling on I-70, I-80, or to West Yellowstone.
  • Isolated severe thunderstorms with hail and damaging wind gusts for central and south Florida through Wednesday.
  • Scattered severe thunderstorms with large hail over central and northeast Texas Tuesday and Wednesday.

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From the RV Weather Mobile Command Center in Rock Springs Wyoming:


— Southern CA Antelope Valley and its western foothills: Wind Advisory this afternoon through tonight. Gusts to 45 mph. I-5, CA-14 impacted.


— Portions of northeast MT: Flood Advisories continue due to snowmelt. Some roadways and low water crossings are flooded.

— Southwest MT Gallatin and Madison County mountains, including West Yellowstone: Winter Storm Warnings this evening through midday Tuesday. 5-10 inches of snow expected. US-20, US-191 impacted.

Central ID; portions of southwest and central MT: Winter Weather Advisories this evening and tonight. 3-5 inches of snow in the passes and 1-3 inches elsewhere. I-15, I-90 impacted.

— Portions of central and south-central ID: Wind Advisories this afternoon through early tonight. Gusts to 45 mph. I-84 impacted.

West-central WY Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains: Winter Weather Advisories through this evening. Snow accumulations generally 3-6 inches; up to 10 inches in the Tetons. US-26 (especially Teton and Togwotee Passes), US-89 impacted.

South-central WY; central and western CO: Winter Storm Watches and Advisories Tuesday and Wednesday. Snow accumulations will range from 5 inches to 2 feet in the mountains and 4-10 inches east of the Rocky Mountain Front south of Denver. I-25, I-70, I-80 impacted.

— Northeast AZ; northwest and north-central NM: Strong winds Tuesday afternoon and evening. Gusts 35-45 mph. I-25, I-40 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.

Portions of central and eastern TX: Severe thunderstorms possible Tuesday and Tuesday night. These storms may contain damaging winds, large hail and a tornado or two. I-10, I-20, I-35, I-45 potentially impacted.

— Central, north-central, northeast TX, and adjacent OK, AR, LA: Scattered severe thunderstorms may produce large hail and damaging winds on Wednesday. I-20, I-30, I-35, I-45 potentially impacted.

Most of OK and the TX border; south-central KS; western AR: Slight risk of Flash Flooding Tuesday and Tuesday night. Rainfall amounts may reach 2-3 inches. I-35, I-40, I-44 potentially impacted.

— OK (except the Panhandle); western and central AR; northeast TX and adjacent northwest LA: Slight risk of Flash Flooding Wednesday and Wednesday night. I-20, I-30, I-35, I-40, I-44, I-49 potentially impacted.


Central and southern FL: Chance of isolated severe thunderstorms today through Wednesday. Damaging winds and large hail are the primary threats. I-4, I-75, I-95 potentially impacted.

Likelihood of winter weather impacting RV travel today and tonight 24 April
Likelihood of winter weather impacting RV travel Tuesday and Tuesday night 25 April

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