- An approaching cold front will produce locally heavy rain in the Northeast and in parts of the Plains today.
- RVers in New England should closely monitor the forecasts of Hurricane Lee. Possible impacts starting Friday.
- Expect heavy rains this week across much of Oklahoma, and northern and central Texas.
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From the RV Weather Summer Office in Colter Bay Wyoming:
These are the most significant weather impacts to RV travel over the next two to three days. I do not list every area of rain, showers, or breezy winds. (It would be exhausting for both of us!). Please check out the animations and graphics for a good depiction of the weather along your route.
— No significant weather-related impacts to RV travel today or Tuesday.
— North-central NM, north and west of I-25: Flood Watches this afternoon and evening. Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms are likely today and tonight. US-64 potentially impacted.
— East-central and southeast NM: Severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening. Large hail and severe gusts are the main threats. I-40 potentially impacted.
— Eastern NM: Marginally severe thunderstorms possible Wednesday. I-40 potentially impacted.
— East-central AZ; western and central NM: Heavy rains from showers and thunderstorms likely Tuesday and Tuesday night. Up to an inch of rain possible. I-25, I-40 impacted.
— Portions of northeast MN and northwest WI: Dense Fog Advisory this morning. I-35 impacted.
— Parts of western and central TX: Severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening. Large hail and severe gusts are the main threats. A tornado or two cannot be ruled out. I-10, I-20, I-27 potentially impacted.
— Parts of central and western OK and north-central TX: Multiple rounds of heavy rains from thunderstorms today and tonight. 1-3 inches of rain possible. I-20, I-27, I-40 impacted.
— North-central TX: Heavy rains from showers and thunderstorms likely Tuesday and Tuesday night. 1-2 inches of rain possible. I-10, I-20 potentially impacted.
— Portions of southeast WV; southwest VA; central NC: Dense Fog Advisories this morning. I-40, I-64, I-77, I-81 impacted.
— Central and western MA; northeast CT; RI: Flood Watch late this morning through late tonight. Up to 1.5 to 3 inches of rainfall possible from slow-moving showers and thunderstorms. Major highways potentially impacted include I-84, I-90, I-95, Mass Pike.
— Coastal NH; central and eastern MA; RI; southeastern half of CT; Long Island NY: Marginally severe thunderstorms possible Wednesday. Major highways potentially impacted include I-84, I-90, I-91, I-93, I-95, I-495 (Long Island), Mass Pike.
— Southeast GA; northeast and east-central FL Peninsula: Strong to marginally severe thunderstorms possible late this afternoon and evening. Strong wind gusts are the primary hazard. I-4, I-10, I-75, I-95 potentially impacted.
— Hurricane Lee is about 650 miles south-southeast of Bermuda. The storm is moving northwest at 7 mph. Maximum sustained winds are 120 mph. Lee is expected to remain a strong hurricane for the next several days. While it is likely the maximum wind-speed will decrease after midweek, the size of the storm will grow. Although it is too soon to say exactly where this storm might impact the U.S. Northeast coast, I recommend all RV interests along the New England coasts, especially Rhode Island to Maine, monitor the progress of Lee. Increasing rain and wind may start as early as Friday.
— As Hurricane Lee expands in size, it is important to not focus only on the ‘cone of uncertainty’.
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