Travel & RV Weather Forecast a.m. Thursday 20 January

** Heads up ** for snow and ice over the central and eastern Carolinas, including I-95 corridor, tonight through Saturday morning. Travel will become very difficult in this region.

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  • A wintry mix is expected tonight from the Ohio Valley into the Mid-Atlantic and southern New England along a cold front.
  • One or more waves of low pressure tracking east along this front will likely bring areas of heavy snow and significant ice from south Texas into the Carolinas Thursday night into Saturday morning.
  • RV’ers in far-south Texas should prepare for below freezing temperatures, very cold wind chills and some sleet or freezing rain tonight and Friday morning.

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

—WA central and southern Cascades; northeast WA and northern ID; far-northwest MT; northeast OR and west-central ID: Winter Weather Advisories today. Generally light amounts of mixed precipitation. Precipitation ending from northwest to southeast over this region. I-84, I-90 impacted.

— Central CA San Francisco Bay and North Bay Areas: Dense Fog Advisory through late morning. I-80, US-101 impacted.

— Central CA Yosemite National Park outside the valley: High Wind Watch late Friday morning through late Friday night. Wind gusts to 70 mph.

— Southeast CA, southern NV: Wind Advisories Friday morning through Saturday. Gusts 40-50 mph. I-15, I-40, CA-58 impacted.

— Southern CA coastal ranges: Wind Advisories through this afternoon, then High Wind Watches Friday and Saturday. Gusts today 40-50 mph and gusts on Friday and Saturday. 50-70 mph. I-5, I-8, I-10, I-15 impacted.

— Northwest MT: High Wind Warning through this evening. Gusts to 70 mph. I-15 impacted.

— Central MT: Winter Weather Advisory this afternoon through Friday morning. 2-5 inches snow expected. US-89 impacted.

— South-central MT: Wind Advisory through midnight tonight in the Livingston area and Beartooth Foothills. Gusts to 60 mph. I-90 impacted.

— Southeast WY: High Wind Warning this afternoon and tonight. Gusts to 65 mph. I-25, I-80 impacted.

— Southeast WY: Dense Fog Advisory through midmorning in the Laramie Valley. I-80 impacted.

— East-central CO around Colorado Springs: Dense Fog Advisory through mid-morning. I-25, US-24 impacted.

— Northern, central and eastern ND; northwest MN: Wind Chill Warnings through midday today. Wind chill temperatures as low as -50 deg F. I-29, I-94 impacted.

— Southwest TX: Winter Weather Advisory today, including the Marfa region. 1-3 inches snow possible. The I-10/I-20 split may be impacted.

Southern TX, including Austin, San Antonio and Brownsville: Winter Storm Warnings (southern portions) and Advisories through Friday. Chance of a mix of light snow and freezing drizzle that will make untreated road surfaces hazardous. Although precipitation amounts will be light, untreated road surfaces will become very hazardous. I-2, I-10, I-35, impacted.

— Southwest LA and adjacent southeast TX: Wind Advisory today. Gusts to 30 mph. I-10 impacted.

— Southeast LA and coastal MS: Winter Weather Advisory tonight and Friday morning. Light freezing rain expected. Untreated surfaces will become very slick. I-10, I-12, I-55, I-59 impacted.

— MI coastal Lake Michigan: Winter Weather Advisories through this afternoon for lake effect snow. Additional accumulations up to 4 inches. I-94, I-196, US-31, US-41 impacted.

— CT coast, Long Island NY; northern and central NJ; southeast PA; central MD; DC; the VA portion of the DELMARVA Peninsula; northern and eastern VA: Winter Weather Advisories through midday today. 1-2 inches of wet snow following light rain. Temperatures will be falling below freezing for this event, making untreated road surfaces hazardous. Major highways impacted include I-70, I-80, I-81, PA and NJ Turnpikes and I-95.

VA portion of DELMARVA Peninsula; southeast VA; central and eastern NC; central and eastern SC. This includes the immediate coast from Charleston SC to Norfolk VA: Winter Storm Warnings Watches and Advisories tonight through Saturday morning. Eastern NC and the Tidewater area in VA could see 2-5 inches of snow, while freezing rain and ice will be the primary hazard in SC. I-26, I-64, I-77, I-85, I-95 likely to be impacted significantly.

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