Travel & RV Weather Forecast a.m. Friday 28 January

** Heads up ** for East Coast blizzard. I-95 will be impacted from South Carolina to Maine. If southbound, you need to be south of Virginia by Friday afternoon and south of Columbia SC by midnight tonight to avoid being caught in snow. Travel should be OK on Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina I-95 by Saturday afternoon, but not until Monday from Philadelphia northward.

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  • A Nor’easter Blizzard will produce heavy snow, high winds and wind chill temperatures below zero deg F from the DELMARVA Peninsula northward to Maine tonight and Saturday. Conditions will be worst along the immediate coast.
  • High winds today over much of Southern California and southeast Arizona.
  • If you are camping in northern Florida or southern Georgi, be prepared for strong winds tonight, and temperatures in the low 20’s Saturday night.

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

— Western WA and OR; portions of south-central, north-central and northeast OR; east-central ID: Dense Fog, Freezing Fog and Air Stagnation Advisories continue over the region. I-5, I-90 impacted.

— Southern CA coastal and coastal mountain from Santa Barbara to the Mexico Border; southern San Joaquin Valley and adjacent Sierra Nevada foothills: High Wind Warnings (San Diego County) and Wind Advisories through Saturday morning. Gusts. 50-70 mph. Major roads impacted include I-5, I-8, I-10, I-15, CA-58.

— Southeast AZ: Wind Advisory today. Gusts to 45 mph. I-10 impacted.

— South-central MT Livingston Area and Beartooth Foothills: High Wind Warning and Wind Advisory this evening through Saturday evening. Gusts to 70 mph. I-90 impacted.

— Southeast WY: High Wind Warning through Saturday morning. Gusts to 60 mph. I-25 impacted.

— Southeast WY: Winter Weather Advisory through midday today for blowing snow and wind gusts 45-55 mph. I-80 impacted.

— Northeast IL including Chicago and extreme northwest IN: Winter Storm Watch this evening through midday today for heavy lake effect snow. Total accumulations 4-7 inches downwind of Lake Michigan. All Chicago-area highways potentially impacted.

— Coastal AL: Wind Advisory tonight. Gusts 35-40 mph. I-10 impacted.

— North-central and northeast GA: Wind Advisory tonight and Saturday morning. Gusts to 35 mph.

— FL Panhandle Coastline: Wind Advisory tonight and Saturday morning. Gusts 35-45 mph.

— Southeast AL, northern FL; southern GA: Hard Freeze Watch for Saturday night and Sunday morning. Lows in the lower 20’s deg F and wind chill temperatures in the teens.

— Central and eastern KY; central and southern WV; central MD; DC; VA except extreme northern portions of state; central and northeast NC; north-central SC: Winter Storm Warnings (Tidewater VA) and Winter Weather Advisories this afternoon through early morning Saturday. Snow accumulations generally 1-3 inches, except 2-4 inches for the Tidewater area. Snow may be briefly heavy at times. Major highways impacted include I-40, I-64, I-65, I-66, I-73, I-75, I-77, I-81, I-85, I-95.

— TN/NC border: Winter Storm Warning this afternoon and tonight. Snow accumulations 2-5 inches with higher amounts above 5000 feet. I-26, I-40 impacted.

DELMARVA Peninsula, most of NJ; southeast PA including Philadelphia: BLIZZARD and Winter Storm Warnings this evening through Saturday. Snow accumulations 7-15 inches and wind gusts 40-50 mph. Major highways impacted include I-76 / PA Turnpike, I-80, I-95, NJ Turnpike and access road from the west and south into New York City.

— Southern NY south of I-84 including New York City and Long Island, CT: Winter Storm Warnings this evening through Saturday. Snow accumulations will range from 4-7 inches in downstate NY, to 6-9 inches over New York City to 9-14 inches over Long Island and much of CT. Winds gusting 40-50 mph. Highest winds along the coast and over Long Island. All highways will have major impacted.

RI, central and eastern MA, southern and southeast NH, southwest ME: BLIZZARD and Winter Storm Warnings Saturday and Saturday night. Up to 1-2 feet of snow and wind gusts 50-60 mph. All roads, including interstates, will become impassible.

— Western MA; southeast VT; eastern NH; northern and eastern ME: Winter Storm Watches Saturday. Potential accumulations generally 4-8 inches.

— Northern NY: Wind Chill Warnings this evening through Saturday morning. Wind Chill values as low as -45 deg F.

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