Travel & RV Weather Forecast Friday 18 March

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  • Severe thunderstorms are expected today from the mid-Mississippi River Valley south to the northern Gulf Coast. The greatest tornado threat will be along the Alabama/Florida line where significant tornadoes will be possible.
  • Rain and higher elevation snows more into the West this weekend.
  • Strong winds today for eastern Kansas, central Oklahoma and northeast Texas.
  • Confidence is growing in a significant severe weather outbreak Monday and Tuesday over eastern Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. RV’ers in this region should pay attention to the severe weather forecasts for early next week.

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Here’s the long-range travel & RV weather outlook

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:

Pacific:

— WA and OR Cascades: Snow expected Saturday and Saturday night at higher elevations, making difficult towing conditions for RV’s over the passes. Advisories probable.

— CA Sierra Nevada Mountains above 5500 feet: Winter Weather Advisories Saturday and Saturday night. 2-6 inches snow expected. I-80, US-50 impacted.

Mountain:

— Central ID: Snow expected at higher elevations Saturday and Saturday night, making difficult towing conditions for RV’s over the passes. Advisories probable.

Central:

— Southwest IA, southeast NE, central KS: Winter Weather Advisories this morning for up to 3 inches of wet snow. I-29, I-70, I-80 marginally impacted.

— Eastern KS; central OK; northeast TX; southwest AR; northern LA: Wind Advisories today. Gusts 30-45 mph. Strongest winds will be this morning and in the western and northern portions of this region. I-20, I-30, I-35, I-40, I-45, I-49, I-70 impacted.

Western KY; western and central TN; western and southern MS and southeast LA; AL; western GA; FL Panhandle: Severe thunderstorms expected today, where tornadoes, wind damage and isolated large hail will be likely with the strongest of storms. Storms with large hail and wind damage may also occur further north across the Ohio and Tennessee Valley, some of which could have very large hail.

Tornado Watch through late this morning for southern MS and adjacent LA and AL. A couple of strong tornadoes, hail and damaging wind gusts all possible. I-10, I-12, I-59 potentially impacted.

Eastern:

— Western NY; central and eastern PA; Southern DELMARVA Peninsula; southeastern and Tidewater VA; eastern NC and SC; southeast GA: Isolated strong or locally severe thunderstorms will be possible Saturday. Storms with damaging wind potential are also expected to develop over portions of the central Appalachians region.

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