Travel & RV Weather Extended Outlook through Tuesday 24 May

Extended outlooks are more general in nature than the daily short term forecasts. Beyond a week, there is often significant uncertainty in the location and intensity of specific weather events. I will note where there is less, or greater, confidence than normal in these extended outlooks.

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  • A storm enters the Pacific Northwest mid-week, bringing rain, high-elevation snows and strong winds to the Northwest, Rocky Mountains, and Four Corner region.
  • Expect at least a chance of severe thunderstorms each day in the forecast period; see text for location details.
  • Unusual early season heat for eastern TX, the Gulf Coast and much of the Eastern Seaboard this Friday and Saturday.
  • Conversely, unusually cold later this week across the northern and central Rockies, with snow likely over the CO Front Range.
  • No hurricanes are expected to form for at least the next five days.

Significant weather to watch out for:

Thursday :

— Expect high winds across the northern and central Rockies, the Great Basin and Inter-Mountain West

— Snow Thursday night in the higher elevations of the northern Rockies.

— Heavy rain across northeast ND and northwest MN, that will exacerbate ongoing flooding issues.

— Slight chance severe thunderstorms across the Upper Midwest


Friday:

— Unusually cold across the northern and central Rockies. Snow tapers off at higher elevations.

— Snow develops Friday night across the Front Range CO Rockies

— Strong winds across the Four-Corners region.

— Excessive heat likely for much of eastern TX and the central Gulf Coast.

— Slight chance severe thunderstorms in a broad area from Dallas northeastwards to Detroit.


Saturday:

— Cold weather continues across the northern and central Rockies.

— Snow ends over the CO Front Range.

— Excessive heat likely for much of eastern TX and the central Gulf Coast.

— Very warm for the Northeast and New England.

— Slight chance severe thunderstorms from upstate NY, through the Ohio Valley to the mid-Mississippi Valley.


Sunday:

— Extensive rain, rain showers and thunderstorms from New England through the Mid-Atlantic States, to the Southeast and Gulf Coast.


Monday:

— Rain showers and thunderstorms, some heavy, linger over the Southeast.

— Rain and rain showers for the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies.

— Possible severe thunderstorms over the Central and Southern Plains.


Tuesday:

— Low pressure develops over the Central Plains.

— Rain for the Upper Midwest.

— Rain showers and thunderstorms, some possibly severe, over the Central Plains and mid-Mississippi Valley.

— More rain for the Pacific Northwest.


One thought on “Travel & RV Weather Extended Outlook through Tuesday 24 May

  1. So glad I found you a few days ago watching KyD. Hope to learn all I can to be able to navigate north bound from Texas on I35, to I80, hang a left and head for Salt Lake City! I can see it will be a great resource for trying to stay safe on the road.

    THANKS FOR PROVIDING ALL THIS INFO AND GLAD YOU ARE OUT THERE AS ONE OF US.

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