Travel & RV Weather Forecast Friday 6 January

  • Multiple strong winter storms impact California, southern Oregon and the Great Basin through Tuesday.
  • Some snow and freezing rain for parts of interior New England today.
  • Generally quiet and mild winter weather for much of the central U.S. into next week.

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Northeast OR, base of the Blue Mountains east of Pendleton: High Wind Watch this evening through Saturday evening. Wind gusts to 65 mph. I-84 from Mission to Cabbage Hill, US-395 impacted.

Southwest coastal OR; northwest CA above 1500 feet: High Wind Warning today on exposed ridge tops and coastal headlands. Gusts to 60 mph. US-101 impacted.

Southwest OR along the I-5 corridor Ashland to south Medford; northern CA along the I-5 corridor from Yreka to Weed: Wind Advisories today. Gusts 45-55 mph. I-5 impacted.

Northern CA Shasta Valley in Siskiyou County: High Wind Watch Saturday. Gusts to 65 mph. I-5 impacted.

South-central OR and adjacent northeast CA along the US-395 corridor: High Wind Watch Saturday. Gusts to 60 mph. US-395 impacted.

Most of northern and central CA west of the Sierra Nevada mountains from Big Sur to Eureka and from the Grapevine to Redding: Flood Watches Saturday afternoon through Tuesday for multiple additional rounds of moderate to heavy rain. Major highways potentially impacted include I-5, I-80, US-101, CA-1, CA-58, CA-99

Northern CA above 4500 feet: Winter Storm Warnings from midmorning today through Saturday. 10-20 inches of snow expected; snow accumulations could reach 3 feet above 5500 feet. Wind gusts to 60 mph. Snow levels could lower to 3500-4000 feet Saturday and especially Saturday night, impacting I-5.

CA northern and central Sierra Nevada Mountains: Winter Storm Warnings late tonight through Tuesday. 1-3 feet of snow likely through this weekend and additional feet of snow probable early next week. Snow levels mostly 4000-5000 feet, but rise to 7000-8000 feet Sunday night and Monday before falling again. Wind gusts to 55 mph. I-80, US-50 impacted.

— CA southern Sierra Nevada Mountains: Winter Storm Watch Saturday evening through late Tuesday night. Two separate storms starting Saturday night could bring multiple feet of snow to the area above 6000 feet. 3-6 or more feet of snow are possible above 8000 feet.

— Central CA Central San Joaquin Valley: Dense Fog Advisory this morning. CA-99 impacted.


North-central MT: Winter Weather Advisory through midday today. Up to an inch of snow, mixed with some freezing rain. I-15 impacted.

Southeast ID: Winter Weather Advisory continues today. Up to 4 inches of snow in the valleys and 7 inches at pass levels. I-15, I-80 impacted.

Southeast WY: High Wind Watches Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. Gusts to 65 mph. I-25, I-80 impacted.

South-central WY; portions of north-central and west-central CO: Winter Weather Advisories through early Saturday morning. Total snow accumulations 4-10 inches. I-70 impacted.

North-central and central UT: Winter Storm Warnings through this afternoon. Total snow accumulations generally 10-15 inches, except more in the mountains. I-15, I-80 impacted.

North-central and east-central NM: Wind Advisories late this morning through this evening. Gusts to 55 mph. I-25, I-40 impacted.


— Northeast MT; northwest, central and south-central ND; central and eastern SD: adjacent southwest MN and northwest IA: Dense Fog Advisories through midday today. I-29, I-90, I-94 impacted.

— Northern MO and southern IA: Chance of 1-3 inches snow Saturday night. I-35 potentially impacted.

— Far-south TX west of McAllen: Dense Fog Advisory through mid-morning. US-83 impacted.


Much of central MA; southern NH; parts of southern VT: Winter Weather Advisories continue through this evening. Snow mixed with freezing rain. Total snow accumulations generally 2-5 inches. I-84, I-89, I-90, I-91, I-93, I-95, Mass Pike impacted.

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