Travel & RV Weather Forecast a.m. Sunday 2 January

** Heads up for RV’ers moving through the Mid-Atlantic I-81 or I-95 corridors tonight or Monday **

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  • ‘Pop-up snowstorm’ for northern and western Virginia and the DELMARVA Peninsula late tonight and Monday.
  • Rain, snow and high winds return to Northern California and the Pacific Northwest.
  • Still bitterly cold over the Upper-Midwest.
  • The unusual winter heat has departed Texas and the South.

For details, check out the latest weather animations.

Here’s the long-range travel & RV weather outlook (will update later today)

— Coastal WA including Puget Sound Coast: High Wind Warnings and Advisories through early Monday morning. Gusts 50-55. I-5, I-90 impacted.

— WA Olympic Mountains above 2500 feet; WA Cascades above 1500 feet; northern and eastern WA; northern ID: Winter Storm Warnings and Watches this afternoon through Monday afternoon. Accumulations 12-30 inches in the Olympics and Cascades, and 4-7 inches in the valleys. Wind gusts 45-55 mph in the mountains I-90 impacted.

— OR Cascades and south-central OR; eastern OR and southwest ID: Winter Storm Warnings Watches and Advisories. Snow accumulations generally 8-16 inches in the Cascades and 6-10 inches in eastern OR and ID. Wind gusts to 50 mph. I-84 impacted.

— Western OR; north-central, central and eastern OR; southwest ID; far-northern CA coast: High Wind Warnings and Advisories through Monday afternoon. Winds decrease from west to east on Monday. Wind gusts 45-65 mph. I-5, I-84, US-101 impacted.

— Northern CA around Shasta Lake and I-5 north of Redding: Winter Storm Warnings tonight through Monday night above 1500 feet. 4-7 inches of snow above 1500 feet and 1-2 feet of snow above 3000 feet. I-5 impacted.

— Northeast CA: High Wind Watch for Monday. Gusts. To 70 mph. US-395 impacted.

— CA Northern Sierra Nevada Range: Winter Weather Advisories Monday morning through Tuesday morning. Generally 3-6 inches snow except over a foot at higher elevations. I-80 impacted.

— MT Rocky Mountain Front; central and north-central MT: High Wind Warnings through this evening. Gusts 60-75 mph. Highest along the Rocky Mountain Front. I-15 impacted.

— South-central MT: High Wind Warning through Monday evening. Gusts to 65 mph. Combined with blowing snow, I-90 and US-191 highly impacted.

— Southeast WY: High Wind Warnings, Watches and Winter Weather Advisories through Tuesday afternoon. A combination of wind gusts to 70 mph and blowing snow will create dangerous travel conditions. I-25, I-80 highly impacted.

— Eastern ND, northeast SD, most of MN: Wind Chill Warnings through midmorning. Wind chill temperatures as low as -50 deg F. I-29, I-35, I-90, I-94 impacted.

— Portions of northeast TX, southeast AR, northwest LA: Winter Weather Advisory through midday today for a light mixture of snow, freezing rain and freezing drizzle. Untreated portions, especially bridges and overpasses, of I-20, I-30, I-49 may be impacted.

— Southeast MI: Winter Weather Advisory through midmorning. Up to 2 inches snow. I-69, I-75, I-94 impacted.

— TN, northern MS, northern AL, southeast KY: Winter Weather Advisories this afternoon through early Monday morning. 1-2 inches snow likely. I-24, I-40, I-65, I-75 impacted.

— Eastern KY, southwest and central WV: Flood Warnings and Advisories through this afternoon. I-64, I-77, I-79 potentially impacted.

— Southeast WV; northern and southwestern VA; far-western NC; much of the DELMARVA Peninsula; far-south NJ: Winter Storm Warnings, Watches and Advisories late Sunday night through midday Monday. In general 2-6 inches snow expected. I expect the NWS to post warnings or advisories for DC, eastern MD and the rest of northern VA later today. I-40, I-77, I-79, I-81, I-95 impacted.

— Western and northern NY; VT; western and northern NH; western and northern ME: Winter Weather Advisories through this evening. 2-5 inches of snow (higher amounts in the northern regions), along with some mixed, icy precipitation. I-87, I-89, I-90 / NY Thruway, I-91, I-93, I-95 impacted.

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