Three things to know about Travel and RV Weather Monday 8 May


  • Slight risk of severe thunderstorms today across the Mid-Mississippi and Ohio Valleys. Severe thunderstorms also possible across the Southern Plains.
  • Slight risk of flash flooding today and tonight over southern Illinois.
  • Severe weather threat tomorrow across the Southern Plains and North Carolina coast.

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From the RV Weather Summer Office in Moose Wyoming:

Pacific:

— North-central WA: Flood Advisories 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, US-26 potentially impacted.

— OR / CA Border Siskiyou Pass (I-5): Some rain and snow showers this morning, becoming all rain this afternoon. Snow levels 4200 feet this morning, raising to 5000 feet this afternoon. Little if any accumulation on the road surface. I-5 minimal impact.

— Northeast CA; northwest and central NV: Strong winds this afternoon and evening. Gusts 30-40 mph. I-80, US-50, US-95, US-395 impacted.

Mountain:

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

— Southwest MT: Strong winds Tuesday afternoon. Gusts 30-40 mph. I-15, I-90 impacted.

— West-central and central UT: Strong winds this afternoon. Gusts to 35 mph. I-15, I-70 impacted.

— Southeast and east-central CO; northeast NM: Red Flag (fire danger) Warnings this afternoon. Wind gusts this afternoon and Tuesday afternoon 25-35 mph. Winds Wednesday afternoon may gust to 50 mph. I-25 impacted.

— Southeast WY; northeast and north-central CO and adjacent far-west KS: Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and large hail possible Wednesday afternoon and evening. I-25, I-70, I-76, I-80 potentially impacted.

Central:

— Northeast MN: Dense Fog Advisory this morning. I-35 impacted.

Central TX: Slight risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Wind and hail are the main risks. I-10, I-20 potentially impacted.

Southeast MO; northeast AR; northwest TN; western KY; southern and central IL: Scattered severe thunderstorms with wind damage and isolated large hail should occur today. A tornado or two is also possible. I-24, I-44, I-55, I-57, I-64, I-70 potentially impacted.

Southern KS; northern and western OK and adjacent TX Panhandle: Severe thunderstorms possible Tuesday with isolated large hail and marginally severe winds. I-35, I-40, I-44 potentially impacted.

Southern IL; southeast MO: Slight risk of flash flooding today and tonight. Up to 4 inches of rain possible in local areas. I-24, I-55, I-57, I-64 potentially impacted.

— Southeast TX: Slight risk of flash flooding Tuesday and Tuesday night due to heavy rains. I-10, I-45 potentially impacted.

— Eastern OK; western AR; parts of eastern TX: Slight risk of flash flooding Wednesday and Wednesday night. Up to 5-8 inches of rain are possible in localized areas. I-10, I-20, I-30, I-40, I-44, I-45 potentially impacted.

Eastern:

Central and southern IN; southwest OH; most of KY; north-central TN: Scattered severe thunderstorms with wind damage and isolated large hail should occur today. A tornado or two is also possible. I-64, I-65, I-69, I-70, I-71, I-74, I-75 potentially impacted.

Eastern NC: Chance of severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and hail Tueday afternoon and evening. I-40, I-95 potentially impacted.



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Likelihood of winter weather impacting RV travel today and tonight Monday 8 May

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