Travel & RV Weather Forecast Friday 29 April

I’m RV’ing through parts of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Wyoming this Thursday – Saturday, 28-30 April. Some forecasts, updates, and responses may be delayed due to limited communications!

** Heads up ** Widespread significant weather impacts on RV Travel today through Saturday from east of the Rockies to the Mississippi River, north of I-40. High winds, heavy rain and flash flooding, and severe thunderstorms are all likely.

  • Strong gusty winds for southeast Colorado, the Southwest and southern High Plains. Strongest winds today in Colorado impacting I-25 and I-70.
  • High winds Saturday impact western South Dakota, Much of Nebraska, and northern Kansas. Very strong crosswinds on I-80 and I-90.
  • Severe thunderstorms capable of all hazards and heavy rain are possible today across portions of the southern and central Plains.
  • Heavy rain will increase river flooding in the Northern Plains.

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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:


— No significant weather-related RV travel issues today or Saturday.


— Southwest MT: Winter Weather Advisories through mid-morning. 1-3 inches snow in the valleys and 3-5 inches in the mountains. Little or no accumulation below 4000 feet. I-15, I-90 impacted.

— Central MT: Winter Storm Warning continues through midnight tonight. Total accumulation up to 6-14 inches in the mountains. Snow levels 3500-4000 feet.

— Southeast MT and north-central WY Big Horn Mountains: Winter Weather Advisory through tonight. 5-9 inches snow possible. I-90 on eastern edge of advisory area.

Southeast ID: Wind Advisory through this afternoon. Gusts 55-60 mph. I-15, I-84 impacted.

Southeast WY: High Wind Warnings and Watches through Saturday night. Wind gusts to 60 mph possible. I-25, I-80 impacted.

— Parts of eastern UT, northwest and west-central CO: Wind Advisories through this evening. Gusts to 50 mph. I-70 impacted.

Eastern CO: Wind gusts to 55 mph through this evening. Winds covered under ‘Red Flag’ (fire danger) warning. I-25, I-70, I-76 impacted.

Northern and central NM: High Wind Warnings and Advisories through this evening. Wind gusts 50-60 mph. I-25, I-40 impacted.


Southern ND; central and western SD; central and western NE; northwest and north-central KS: High Wind Warnings, Watches and Advisories from midnight tonight through Saturday evening. Wind gusts 50-70 mph. Strongest winds over southern SD and NE. I-70, I-76, I-80, I-90, I-94 impacted.

— Southern KS; northern, central and western OK, western TX: Wind Advisories (or Red Flag Warnings) late this morning through this evening. Wind gusts 35-50 mph. I-10, I-20, I-27, I-35, I-40, I-44 impacted.

Much of eastern ND; northwest MN: Flood Watches and Warnings continue through Sunday. Several streams and small rivers already above flood stage with more heavy rain expected today and Saturday. Some roads closed due to flooding. I-29 potentially impacted.

Central and southeast NE; central and eastern KS; southwest IA; western MO; central and northeast OK: Severe thunderstorms likely to develop Friday afternoon and continue into Friday night. A few strong tornadoes, large hail and damaging wind gusts all possible. I-29, I-35, I-40, I-44, I-70, I-80 potentially impacted. Greatest threat along an axis from OKC through eastern KS to central NE.

— Eastern IL, southeast WI: Slight risk of severe thunderstorms, including a couple of tornadoes, Saturday afternoon and evening.


— Eastern PA, NJ: Wind gusts to 30 mph today and this evening. Major highways impacted include I-76 / PA Turnpike, I-80, I-81, I-84, I-95 / NJ Turnpike.

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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