Three things to know about weather for RVers and travelers Monday 22 May

  • Severe thunderstorms possible later today across the southern High Plains.
  • Wildfire smoke clears the Northern Rockies, and eases over the Northern Plains.
  • A wet week for northern Florida and southern Georgia; flash flooding possible today and Tuesday.

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From the RV Weather Summer Office in Moose 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. Please check out the animations and graphics for a good depiction of the weather along your route.

I have changed out smoke forecasting models to one that captures these Canadian fires – so you can now see the latest 2-day smoke forecast for your area in the graphics section.


— Portions of east-central CA and western NV, including the Tahoe and Mono County areas: Flood watches for snowmelt. I-80, US-50 potentially impacted.


Central MT east of the Rockies: Isolated severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening. Damaging wind gusts and hail are the primary threats. I-15, I-90 potentially impacted.

— Eastern MT; northwest SD: Moderate wildfire smoke Monday. I-90, I-94 impacted.

— Portions of southeast ID: Flood Advisories due to rain and snowmelt. I-15 potentially impacted.

— Southeast CO; northeast and east-central NM: Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms possible Wednesday afternoon and evening. I-25, I-40 potentially impacted.


OK and TX Panhandle and northwest TX; adjacent western OK: Severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening. Damaging wind gusts are the primary threat, although a tornado or two is possible across the eastern OK and TX Panhandles. I-27, I-40 potentially impacted.

TX Panhandle; southwest OK; northwest and north-central TX: Severe thunderstorms possible on Tuesday. Damaging winds, hail, and a tornado or two all possible. I-20, I-27, I-35, I-40 potentially impacted.

— OK and TX Panhandles; southwest KS; parts of northwest and north-central TX: Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms possible on Wednesday. I-20, I-27, I-40 potentially impacted.

— Portion of northwest MS: Flash Flood Watch through mid-June for potential failure of Arkabutla Dam on the Coldwater River. I-55 potentially impacted.


Southeast AL; southern GA; FL north of the Everglades: Isolated severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening. Damaging wind gusts are the primary threat. I-4, I-10, I-75, I-95 potentially impacted.

Much of the FL Panhandle; southeast AL and southwest GA: Flood Watches midday today through late Tuesday night. Widespread rainfall amounts of 1-3 inches expected with some areas receiving 4-7 inches of rain. I-10, I-75 potentially impacted.

— Southeast GA and northeast FL: Slight risk for flash flooding from excessive rainfall Tuesday and Tuesday night. 1-4 inches of rainfall possible in areas that see repeated thunderstorms. I-10, I-95 potentially impacted.

Click here for the extended outlook (updates every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evening).

Click on image for interactive version. You can zoom, refresh, and add layers such as Interstate highways or terrain. This works best on a laptop.
Total rainfall amounts for the next two days

All the graphics (and more!) I used to attach to the daily forecast are now accessible with this link.

Current Severe Thunderstorm and Tornado Watches from the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center

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Tornado safety information for RVers (what to do!):

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Phone numbers and websites for road conditions in all 50 states. Courtesy of the Cheyenne WY Weather Forecast Office

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