Travel & RV Weather Forecast Friday 20 May


**Heads up ** Late-winter Snow Storm for the Colorado Front Range this afternoon through Saturday. Several inches of snow on the High Plains and 1-2 feet of snow in the Front Range. I-25, I-70 highly impacted.


  • Significant late season snowstorm for the Colorado Front Range and adjacent High Plains this afternoon through Saturday morning.
  • Threat of isolated severe thunderstorms will exist in the Midwest and Ohio Valley today.
  • Strong winds across the Four-Corners through the weekend.
  • Early season heat with likely record high temperatures will spread from the South into the Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast today and Saturday

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


Pacific:

— Interior CA: Wind Advisory today for the Sacramento Valley, Delta and San Joaquin Valley. Gusts 40-50 mph. I-5, I-80, CA-99 impacted.

— Northern CA Northern and Central Sierra foothills and mountains: Wind Advisories through midday today. Gusts to 50 mph mph. I-80, US-50 impacted.

Central and southern CA interior deserts north of I-15, including Mojave Desert: Wind Advisories through midday today. Gusts to 55 mph. I-15, I-40, CA-58 impacted.

Mountain:

— Central MT: Winter Storm Warnings continue through midday today above 4000 feet. An additional 2-5 inches of snow expected. I-15 impacted.

— South-central MT and adjacent north-central WY: Winter Weather Advisories today for the Bighorn Mountains. 5-9 inches of snow likely.

Southeast WY; north-central and central CO: Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories through midday Saturday. Snow accumulations will range from 3-6 inches east of the Rockies, 4-8 inches in the Foothills and 1-2 over the Front Range. Several inches possible along the I-25 corridor in CO. This snow will have heavy impact on trees with their leaves out, creating blocked roads and power outages. I-25, I-70, I-80 impacted.

— Northeastern quadrant of AZ; northwestern quadrant of NM: Wind Advisories late this morning through this evening. Gusts 45-55 mph. I-17, I-25, I-40 impacted.

Central:

— Parts of eastern ND, northern MN: Flood warnings continue due to excessive rainfall. Some road in the vicinity of I-29 may be impacted.

— Southern MO; southern IL; most of AR; northeast TX: Strong winds and Wind Advisories today. Gusts 35-45 mph. Major highways impacted include: I-20, I-30, I-40, I-44, I-55.

— South-central OK and adjacent north-central TX: Isolated severe thunderstorms possible today. I-35 potentially impacted.

Eastern:

— Much of the MI Lower Peninsula: Isolated severe thunderstorms possible today. I-69, I-75, I-94, I-96 potentially impacted.

— Northern IN; northern OH; much of the MI Lower Peninsula: Wind Gusts 30-40 mph Friday afternoon and evening. Advisories possible. Major highways impacted include I-75, I-80, I-90, I-94.

— Central and east-central IL; northern IN: Isolated severe thunderstorms possible late Saturday afternoon and early evening. Wind damage and isolated large hail are the primary threats. I-55, I-57, I-65, I-69, I-70, I-74 potentially impacted.

— Central and eastern PA: Isolated severe thunderstorms possible today. I-76 / PA Turnpike; I-80; I-81; I-84; I-99 potentially impacted.

— North-central FL; south-central GA: Dense Fog Advisories through mid-morning. I-10, I-75 impacted.

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