Three things to know about Travel & RV Weather Wednesday 5 April

  • Greatest severe weather threat of tornadoes moves eastward to parts of Indiana, southern Michigan and northwest Ohio today.
  • Strong winds and continuing threat for severe thunderstorms over much of the lower Mississippi and Ohio Valleys today.
  • Blizzard winds down over the Northern Plains.

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— Western WA; western OR; northern CA: Rain, heavy at times, tonight through midday Friday. I-5, I-84, I-90, US-101, US-97 impacted.


North-central UT: Winter Storm Warnings continue through this morning. 1-4 inches of additional snowfall likely. I-15, I-80 impacted.


Central and eastern ND; central, north-central and northeast SD; adjacent west-central and northwest MN: BLIZZARD WARNINGS continue through midnight tonight. 1-3 inches of additional snowfall and wind gusts to 50 mph. I-29, I-90, I-94 impacted.

Northern and western MN: Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories through this evening. 3-5 inches additional snowfall and wind gusts to 50 mph. I-35, I-94 impacted.

— Northwest WI: ICE STORM WARNINGS continue this morning. Additional snow and ice accumulations of 1 and 1/10 inches, respectively. Wind gusts to 40 mph.

Northern and west-central IL; adjacent northwest IN; east-central and southwest MO: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCHES this morning. A couple of tornadoes, 2-inch diameter hail, and wind gusts to 70 mph, all possible. I-39, I-40, I-44, I-55, I-57, I-65, I-70, I-72, I-74, I-80, I-88, I-90, I-94 potentially impacted.

Southern IL; southern MO; northern, central and southwest AR; eastern OK and adjacent northeast TX: TORNADO WATCHES this morning. A few tornadoes are likely, hail up to tennis-ball size, and wind gusts to 70 mph. I-30, I-40, I-55, I-57, I-64 potentially impacted.

Much of eastern, central and southern IL; northeast and east-central MO; western and central KY; western TN; northeast AR; northwest MS: Wind Advisories through this afternoon. Gusts 40-50 mph. I-22, I-24, I-39, I-40, I-44, I-55, I-57, I-64, I-70, I-72, I-74, I-80, I-88, I-90, I-94 impacted.

— Eastern, central and southern IL; southeast MO; AR; east TX; central and northern LA; northwest MS; western and central KY; western and central TN: Scattered severe thunderstorms today into tonight. A few tornadoes, hail and damaging wind gusts all possible. I-20, I-22, I-24, I-40, I-44, I-49, I-55, I-57, I-64, I-70, I-72, I-74, I-80, I-90, I-94 potentially impacted.

Southeast and eastern TX; central and northern LA; southeast AR; central and northern MS; northwest AL; central and western TN and KY: Slight risk of flash flooding today and tonight. 2-4 inches of rain possible with individual showers and thunderstorms producing rainfall rates in excess of 2 inches per hour. I-10, I-20, I-22, I-24, I-40, I-45, I-49, I-55, I-64, I-65, I-75 potentially impacted.

— Southeast and eastern TX; adjacent western LA: Slight risk of flash flooding Thursday due heavy rain showers and thunderstorms. I-10, I-20, I-37, I-45, I-49 potentially impacted.

— South TX: Chance for isolated severe thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening. Large hail is the primary threat. I-10, I-35, I-37 potentially impacted.

— East TX; central LA; central MS: Slight risk of flash flooding Friday with rainfall rates up to 2 inches / hour. I-10, I-20, I-49, I-55 potentially impacted.


— MI Upper Peninsula: Wind Advisory this evening through Thursday evening. Gusts to 45 mph. I-75, US-6 impacted.

— MI central and northern Lower Peninsula: Flood Watch continues this morning. I-75, US-31, US-131 potentially impacted.

— IN; western OH; central KY: Wind Advisories through this evening. Gusts to 45 mph. I-64, I-65, I-69, I-70, I-71, I-75, I-80, I-90, IN Toll Road, OH Turnpike impacted.

MI Lower Peninsula; IN; OH; KY; western WY; western and northwest PA; western NY: Scattered severe thunderstorms today into tonight. A few tornadoes, hail and damaging wind gusts all possible. I-64, I-65, I-69, I-70, I-71, I-74,I-75, I-76, I-77, I-79, I-80, I-81, I-86, I-90, I-94, I-96, PA & OH Turnpikes, IN Toll Road, NY Thruway potentially impacted.

Central and southern NJ; southeast PA; DE; most of MD; DC; most of VA; north-central NC: Strong to severe thunderstorms Thursday will pose a marginal risk for large hail and damaging winds. I-40, I-64, I-66, I-66, I-70, I-76, I-81, I-83, I-84, I-85, I-95, PA and NJ Turnpikes, Garden State Parkway potentially impacted.

— Parts of far-northern NY; central and eastern VT; central and northern NH; ME, except immediate coastal areas: Winter Weather Advisories late this morning through Thursday morning. A mixture of snow and freezing rain. Several inches of snow and up to 1/4 inch of ice possible. I-89, I-91, I-93, I-95 impacted.

— East-central NC: Dense Fog Advisory through mid-morning. I-40, I-95 impacted.

— Southern GA and adjacent southeast SC; northern FL; southeast AL: Dense Fog Advisories through mid-morning. I-10, I-16, I-75, I-95 impacted.

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