Travel & RV Weather Forecast a.m. Sunday 16 January

** High impact weather day today ** Travel not advised today along the I-81 and I-95 corridors from Virginia to the Carolinas, or tonight from the Northeast to Virginia.

**Tornado Watch for south Florida through Sunday afternoon. Click here for details. **

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  • A strong storm system is bringing heavy snow and a wintry mix through into the Southeast then up the Eastern seaboard today and tonight. Travel not advised.
    • Much of I-95 will see 1-3 inches today and tonight from Virginia to Maine
    • Most of I-81 will see heavy snow
    • Significant freezing rain in northern South Carolina, central North Carolina, and south-central Virginia between I-95 to the east and I-81 to the west
    • Parts of northwest Pennsylvania and western NY could see 12-18 inches of snow.
  • Risk for severe weather and strong winds across much of the Florida Peninsula today.

For details, check out the latest weather animations.

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

— Western, east-central and southeast WA; western, southern and eastern OR; southwest and west-central ID: Dense Fog, Freezing Fog and Air Stagnation Advisories through midday today. I-5, I-84, I-90 impacted.

— Central CA San Joaquin Valley: Dense Fog Advisory through midday today. I-5, CA-99 impacted.

— Central and southern CA: Scattered rain showers Monday evening and Monday night. No advisories.

— Northwest MT Rocky Mountain Front: High Wind Watch this evening through Monday evening. Gusts 60-75 mph. I-15 impacted.

— Southeast WY: High Wind this evening through Monday afternoon. Gusts to 70 mph. I-90 / I-25 impacted.

— South-central KS: Dense Fog Advisory through late this morning. I-35 impacted.

— ME; NH; VT; MA, CT, NT, NJ except for coastal areas; PA, eastern OH; WV; MD except for Eastern Shore; DC; VA except for coastal areas; central and eastern KY; TN; NC except for northeast coast; northern SC except for the coast; northern and central MS; northern AL; northern GA: Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories for the major storm. I-95 and east will generally see less than 4 inches of snow. The I-81 corridor and to the west will generally see 6-12 inches of snow. On the eastern side of this warning area the snow will mix with sleet and freezing rain and likely change to all rain. The storm is moving from south to north. Travel not advised during or immediately after this storm. All the highways along the eastern seaboard and northeast will be impacted, including I-81, I-95, PA Turnpike, NY Thruway, Mass Turnpike, NJ Turnpike and eastern portions of the OH Turnpike.

— North-central SC: Ice Storm Warning today. Although encompassed in the Winter Storm Warnings, central NC and south-central VA will also see significant ice accumulations from freezing rain. Freezing rain will be heavy enough to potentially bring down tree branches and power lines. Untreated roads will become impassible.

— Extreme southern LA; southeast MS; southern AL; GA; northern and central FL; most of SC: High Wind Warnings (northern GA) and Wind Advisories today. Winds gusting 35-50 mph. Major highways impacted include I-4, I-10, I-16, I-20, I-26, I-65, I-75, I-77, I-85.

— Far-eastern TN along the NC border: High Wind Warning today. Gusts to 70 mph. I-26, I-40 impacted.

— Coastal ME, NH, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, MD, VA, NC: High Wind Warnings and Advisories today and tonight. Winds gusting 50-65 mph along the coast from Cape Hatteras to Maine.

— Central and southern FL: Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms through this evening. Damaging wind gusts and a possible tornado or two are the primary threats. I-4, I-75, I-95 potentially impacted.

Estimate of total amount of freezing rain through Tuesday morning18 January.
Freezing rain will be heavy enough in North Carolina to impact trees and power lines.
Freezing rain will fall on Sunday, 16 January
Estimate of total snowfall accumulations through Monday evening 17 January.

Greatest accumulations in and along the Appalachians, and over northwest PA and western and northern NY.

I-95 corridor will generally see 1-4″ of snow VA to ME before changing over to rain.

I-81 will see heavy snow virtually the entire length of the highway.

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