Travel & RV Weather Forecast a.m. Friday 18 February

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  • Clipper system producing high winds and some snow today and tonight for the Upper Mid-West and Michigan.
  • High winds tonight over Montana east of the Rockies, spreading into Wyoming on Saturday.
  • Heavy snow Saturday and Sunday in the Washington Cascade Mountains.

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Here’s the long-range travel & RV weather outlook (updated Wednesday evening)

— WA northern Cascades: Winter Storm Watch above 3000 feet Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon. 8-21 inches of snow possible. Wind gusts to 40 mph. I-90 impacted.

— Northwest, central and south-central MT: High Wind Warnings and Watches tonight and Saturday along and east of the Rocky Mountain Front: Gusts 6-70 mph. I-15 impacted. I-90 impacted around Livingston and the Beartooth foothills.

— North-central ID; southwest and central MT: Winter Weather Advisories tonight through midday today. Accumulations generally 1-4 inches. I-15, I-90 impacted.

— Portions of north-central, central and southeast WY: Winter Weather Advisories today and tonight. Accumulations ranging from 3-8 inches. I-25, I-80 impacted.

— Southeast WY: High Wind Watches Saturday morning through Sunday morning. Gusts 70-80 mph possible. I-25, I-80 impacted.

— ND, SD, MN, northeast IA, WI: A combination of High Wind Warnings (ND), Blizzard Warnings (ND/MN border), Wind Advisories and Winter Weather Advisories for today and tonight (WI). New snow accumulations generally less than 2 inches, but winds will gust to 65 mph (ND), 55 mph (SD, MN) and 50 mph (WI). I-29, I-35, I-90, I-94 impacted.

— MI Eastern Upper Peninsula and northwest Lower Peninsula: A combination of Blizzard Warnings (UP) and Winter Weather Advisories this afternoon and tonight. Snow accumulations 2-5 inches with wind gusts 45-55 mph. I-75 impacted.

— South-central IN, southern and eastern OH: Flood Warnings continue through late this morning.

— Extreme northeast OH, extreme northwest PA, western and northern NY, central and northern NH, northern ME: A combination of Winter Storm Warnings (lake effect snows), Winter weather Advisories, Flood Warnings and Watches today. Conditions improve starting late morning. Generally 1-3 inches additional snowfall. I-81, I-87, I-89, I-90 impacted.

— DE; MD; eastern PA; NJ; southern and eastern NY; MA; CT; RI; Down East ME: Wind Advisories this morning. Gusts 45-55 mph.

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