Travel & RV Weather Forecast Friday 15 April

  • Strong gusty winds today over the Eastern Great Lakes region.
  • Unsettled pattern continues from portions of the Southern Plains into the Southeast with isolated instances of severe weather and/or flash flooding possible into the weekend.
  • A series of storms will bring low elevation rain, mountain snow, and some strong winds to the Pacific Northwest and northern California into the Rockies into early next week

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For detailed weather information or routing recommendations, please submit an RV Weather Routing Request. Your local forecasts are always available here. Below are some highlights of significant weather, grouped by time zone:


— Parts of southwest and south-central OR and far-northern CA; central and east-central OR: Winter Weather Advisories tonight through Saturday afternoon. Snow levels 2500 feet in the west, rising to 3500 feet in the east. Snow accumulations generally 2-6 inches. I-5, I-84, US-101 impacted.

— CA Sierra Nevada Mountains above 6000 feet: Winter Weather Advisories for tonight and Saturday. 6-12 inches above 6000 feet. I-80, US-50 impacted.

— CA Eastern Slope Sierras and adjacent west-central NV, including the Reno Area; southeast CA deserts; southern NV: High Winds Warnings and Advisories Saturday. Wind gusts 55-75 mph. I-80, US-50, US-395 impacted.


— Southeast WY: High Wind Watches late Saturday night though Sunday afternoon. Gusts to 70 mph. I-25, I-80 impacted.

— Southwest, central, south-central UT; central and northern AZ: Wind Advisories through Saturday evening. Gusts 50-55 mph. I-15, I-17, I-40, I-70 impacted.


— Northeast OK, northwest AR: Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms are expected this evening and tonight. Large hail and damaging winds should be the main threats where thunderstorms develop. A brief tornado can not be ruled out during the evening. I-40, I-44 potentially impacted.


— Southeast MI; northern and central OH; western PA; western, northwest, and northern NY: High Wind Warnings (northwest NY) and Advisories through this evening. Gusts 45-50 mph except 50-60 mph over NY State. Major highways impacted include I-69, I-70, I-71, I-76, I-77, I-79, I-80, I-81, I-87, I-90, OH and PA Turnpikes, NY Thruway.

Severe Weather Watches and Warnings:

— See for the latest Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm WATCHES

— See for the latest Tornado, Severe Thunderstorm, and Flash Flood WARNINGS.

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