Travel & RV Weather Forecast Friday 6 May


  • Late season Pacific storms bring extensive rain and high elevation snow to the Pacific Northwest, and strong winds over northeast California and into the Great Basin.
  • Severe thunderstorms are forecast today over the Southeast with a tornado and damaging wind threat focused over southern Alabama into western Georgia.
  • One to three inches of rain may bring some flooding over the central Appalachians today.
  • Record heat is forecast to build over the South this weekend into the middle of next week.

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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:

— South-central and southern OR Cascades above 5000 feet: Winter Weather Advisories this evening through midday Saturday. 4-8 inches snow likely. Winds gusting to 45 mph.

South-central OR; northeast CA; CA northern and central Sierra Nevada and eastern slopes; northern , northwest, west-central and central NV: High Wind Warnings and Advisories continue through tonight. Gusts 55-65 mph. Gusts up to 80-100 mph on Sierra Nevada ridge lines. I-80, US-50, US-395 impacted.

Southeast CA; southern NV; west-central and northwest AZ: Wind Advisories Saturday and Saturday night. Gusts to 55 mph. I-15, I-40, CA-58 impacted.

— Interior far-southern CA, including the Salton Sea, Imperial County and Imperial Valley: Wind Advisories Saturday and Saturday night. Gusts to 45 mph. I-8, I-10 impacted.

Mountain:

Northwest and north-central MT: High Wind Warnings today. Gusts to 65 mph except gusts to 75 mph along the Rocky Mountain Front. I-15 impacted.

Southeast WY: High Wind Warning through this evening. Gusts to 65 mph. I-25, I-80 impacted.

— Northern and Central AZ: Expect wind gusts to 50 mph Saturday midday through Saturday evening. I-17, I-40 impacted.

— Most of NM: Expect wind gusts 40-45 mph Saturday midday through Saturday evening. Expect wind gusts 45-55 mph Sunday midday through Sunday evening. I-25, I-40 impacted.

Central:

— Far southwest TX: Expect wind gusts to 40 mph Saturday midday through Saturday evening. I-10, I-20 impacted.

— Northeast ND; northwest MN: Flood Warnings continue for river flooding through Saturday morning. Some roads closed due to flooding. I-29 potentially impacted.

— Southwest MO: Flood Warnings continue through today. I-44 potentially impacted.

— Parts of eastern TX: Dense Fog Advisories through mid-morning. I-10, I-20, I-30, I-35, I-45 impacted.

— Central and eastern OK; southeast KS; southwest MO; northwest AR: Flood Warnings, Advisories and Watches through this evening. I-35, I-40, I-44 potentially impacted.

Southeast LA; southeast MS; AL; FL Panhandle: Scattered severe thunderstorms expected today. Damaging winds, hail, and a few tornadoes will be possible. Primary threat expected between late morning and early evening. I-10, I-12, I-20, I-59, I-65, I-85 potentially impacted.

Eastern:

Central and south-central PA; western and central MD; far-eastern WV; northern VA; DC: Flood Watches in effect through Saturday afternoon. Up to 3.5 inches rain expected over the region. I-66, I-68, I-70, I-76 / PA Turnpike, I-80, I-81, I-95 potentially impacted.

Eastern KY; southern WV; central and southern VA; eastern TN; NC; SC; GA; northern FL: Scattered severe thunderstorms expected today. Damaging winds, hail, and a few tornadoes will be possible. Primary threat expected between late morning and early evening. Major highways potentially impacted include I-10, I-16, I-20, I-26, I-40, I-65, I-75, I-77, I-85, I-95.

Severe Weather Watches and Warnings

— See https://rvweather.com/warnings-watches-and-advisories/#SPC_Tornado_Watch for the latest Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm WATCHES

— See https://rvweather.com/warnings-watches-and-advisories/#NWS_Tornado_Warning for the latest Tornado, Severe Thunderstorm, and Flash Flood WARNINGS.


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