Travel & RV Weather Forecast a.m. Wednesday 19 January

** Heads up ** for snow along the I-95 corridor Washington DC to New York City Thursday morning.

** Heads up ** for snow and ice over much of the Carolinas starting Thursday night, making travel difficult.

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  • Active winter pattern features several chances of snow, sleet, and freezing rain that will impact the eastern U.S. starting Thursday:
    • A quick snow event Thursday morning may bring a few inches to the mid-Atlantic and southern New England states Thursday morning.
    • A separate disturbance moving through the Southeast may result in a snow, sleet and freezing rain mix across the Carolinas.
  • Arctic front drops southward through the Central U.S. today, bringing a frozen precipitation mix to the Tennessee Valley.
  • Chance of isolated severe thunderstorms this evening and tonight over eastern Texas and northern Louisiana.

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

— Portions of central and eastern WA; eastern OR; southwest ID: Dense Fog, Freezing Fog and Air Stagnation Advisories through midday today. I-84, I-90 impacted.

— Portions of southern and west-central MT: Winter Weather Advisories through midday today. An inch of two additional accumulation possible. I-15, I-90 impacted.

— Southeast WY: High Wind Watch Thursday afternoon and night. Gusts to 65 mph. I-80 impacted.

— Southeast WY: Dense Fog Advisory through midmorning over the South Laramie Range. I-80 impacted.

— Northeast CO and portions of adjacent WY: Winter Weather Advisory today for light snow and freezing drizzle. I-25, I-70, I-76, I-80 impacted.

— Central ND: Wind Chill Warnings through midday today. Wind chill temperatures as low as -45 deg F. I-94 impacted.

— Southern TX: Winter Storm Watch Thursday. Chance of a mix of light snow and freezing drizzle that will make untreated road surfaces hazardous. I-10, I-35, I-45 potentially impacted.

— Northwest MT Rocky Mountain Front: High Wind Warning through midnight tonight. Gusts 60-75 mph. I-15 impacted.

— Central and south-central MT: Winter Weather Advisory from tonight through early Wednesday. Up to 4 inches snow expected. I-15, I-90 impacted.

— Northwest, central and south-central MT: Winter Weather Advisories through tonight. Snow accumulations generally. 1-3 inches in the valleys and 3-6 inches in higher elevations. I-15, I-90, I-94 impacted.

— Northwest AR: Winter Weather Advisory this afternoon for mixture of freezing rain and light snow. Untreated road surfaces may become hazardous.

— Eastern TX and northern LA: Isolated severe thunderstorms are possible this evening and early tonight. Damaging winds are the primary risk, though a tornado can not be ruled out. I-29, I-49 potentially impacted.

— MI coastal Lake Michigan and Lake Superior: Winter Weather Advisories this afternoon through Thursday for lake effect snow. Accumulations may reach 6 inches. I-94, I-196, US-31, US-41 impacted.

— KY along with adjacent IL, IN and OH; western WV: Winter Weather Advisories this evening and tonight for 1-2 inches snow, mixed in places with freezing rain. I-24, I-64, I-65, I-69, I-71, I-75 impacted.

— Northern VA; DC; most of MD except Eastern Shore; southeast PA; NJ; southern NY including NYC and Long Island; CT, RI, eastern MA: Chance for a quick 1-4 inch snow Thursday morning. Currently no advisories issued. However this snow will fall along the major East Coast travel corridors starting with the morning rush hour on Thursday and snowfall rates may be briefly heavy. There is a potential for significant impacts along I-84, I-95, the PA and NJ Turnpikes and greater NYC roads.

— Central and eastern NC, northern and northeast SC: Winter Storm Watch Thursday evening through Saturday morning. Significant accumulations of sleet and freezing rain, making untreated roads very hazardous. Potential for downed trees and power lines. 2-5 inches snow possible in the western and northern portions of this region. I-20, I-26, I-40, I-73, I-77, I-85, I-95 potentially impacted, making travel very difficult between the Northeast and Southeast, east of the Appalachians.

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