Travel & RV Weather Forecast a.m. Monday 31 January

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  • A storm system moving in from the Pacific will bring strong winds to the Northern Rockies into the Northern Plains that may cause blowing snow and blizzard conditions.
    • Dangerous wind gusts of 90-100 mph possible along I-25 north of Cheyenne today.
  • Strong to severe thunderstorms may bring a threat of strong winds, hail, heavy rainfall and localized flooding across portions of the Lower/Middle Texas Coast.
  • Major storm develops Tuesday night. It will impact much of the Central U.S. with winter weather through Thursday.

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

— Western WA Cascades and north-central OR Cascades: Winter Storm Warnings (Cascades north of I-90) and Advisories above 1000 feet through this afternoon. Additional accumulations 3-6 inches except 4-10 inches in central WA. I-90 impacted.

— Southeast WA and northeast OR: Wind Advisory for the Blue Mountains through early afternoon. Gusts to 50 mph. I-84 impacted.

— Southeast WA and northeast OR: Winter Weather Advisory for the Blue Mountains above 4000 feet through this evening. Additional accumulations of 4-10 inches snow likely. Also blowing snow with wind gusts to 45 mph. I-84 impacted.

— South-central OR: Wind Advisory tonight for portions of Klamath and Lake Counties. Gusts to 50 mph.

— Central CA Sacramento Valley and northern San Joaquin Valley, San Francisco Bay area and Santa Cruz Mountains: High Wind Watch (Coastal Mountains) and Wind Advisories Tuesday and Wednesday. Wind gusts to 45 mph in the valleys and up to 70 mph in the higher terrain. Major highways impacted include I-5, I-80, US-101 and many of the approach roads to the Bay Area.

— Much of northern ID and northwest MT: Winter Weather Advisories through early this afternoon. Accumulations generally 2-4 inches in the valleys and 5-8 inches in higher terrain. Wind gusts will cause significant blowing and drifting snow. I-15 ,I-90 impacted.

— Northwest MT along and east of the Rocky Mountain Front; central MT: High Wind Warnings through late this afternoon. Wind gusts generally to 60 mph except to 75 mph along the Rocky Mountain Front. I-15 impacted. I-90 impacted in the Livingston and Beartooth Foothills area.

— Northwest WY Cody Foothills: High Wind Warning today. Gusts to 60 mph.

— West Central WY. Wind River Mountains: High Wind Warning today. Gusts to 80 mph.

— Central and southeast WY; northwest NE; north-central CO along the Front Range Foothills just west of I-25: High Wind Warnings through this evening. Gusts. 70-80 mph over WY and CO and gusts to 65 mph over NE. Some gusts north of Cheyenne may reach 90-100 mph. I-25, I-80, I-70 (CO) highly impacted.

— South-central CO: Winter Storm Watch Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday. Likely snow accumulations 6-10 inches. I-25 impacted.

— Western and central ND; SD: High Wind Warnings and Advisories tonight. Gusts 50-60 mph. I-29, I-90, I-94 impacted.

— Eastern ND and adjacent MN; northwest MN: Winter Storm Watches this evening through Tuesday afternoon. 1-3 inches of snow accompanied by wind gusts to 60 mph could create near-blizzard or blizzard conditions. I-29, I-94 impacted.

Extreme southeast CO; southern and eastern KS; MO; southern and central IL; northern and central IN; southern MI: Winter Storm Watches starting Tuesday evening and continuing through Thursday. Many location will see 6-10 inches snow with additional periods of sleet and freezing rain. Some of the southern portions of this region may see significant icing. Many major highways across the Central U.S. will be impacted, including I-35, I-44, I-55, I-57, I-65, I-69, I-70, I-72, I-74, I-75, I-80 / Indiana Toll Road, I-94.

— Portions of south-central TX: Flash Flood Watch today. Up to 2 to 5 inches of rain falling in a short time is possible. There is also a slight risk of severe embedded thunderstorms. I-10, I-35 impacted. I-45 is to the north and east of this Watch area.

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