Travel & RV Weather Forecast Friday 9 December

  • Snow, sleet and freezing rain continues today across the upper Mississippi Valley and western Great Lakes.
  • Major winter storm with high winds and heavy mountain snows moves onto the West Coast this evening, then into the inter-Mountain West and Rockies this weekend.
  • Significant risk of severe weather over the lower Mississippi Valley Tuesday.

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— WA Pacific Coast; coastal Strait of Juan de Luca and northern Puget Sound; lowlands east of Puget Sound: Wind Advisories today and tonight. Gusts 40-45 mph. I-5, I-90, US-101 impacted.

— Eastern WA; northern ID: Winter Weather Advisory this morning. 1-2 inches additional snow possible. I-90 impacted.

Central, northern and northeast WA; northern ID: Winter Storm Warnings this evening through Saturday night. Snow accumulations will range from 3-7 inches in lower elevations to 10-18 inches in the Cascades. I-82, I-90 impacted.

OR Cascades and northern CA above 3000 feet. Winter Storm Warnings this afternoon through Saturday evening. Snow accumulations of 10-18 inches will be common. Wind gusts 55-65 mph. I-5 (Siskiyou Pass) highly impacted.

Central and northeast OR: Winter Weather Advisory above 4000 feet this afternoon through Saturday evening. Expect 3-6 inches snow, some freezing rain, and wind gusts to 45 mph. I-84, US-395 impacted.

Portions of northeast OR along the base of the Blue Mountains: Wind Advisories this evening through Saturday afternoon. Gusts to 55 mph. I-84 impacted.

— Portions of south-central OR: Wind Advisories this afternoon through Saturday afternoon. Gusts to 50 mph.

OR I-5 corridor from Medford to Ashland: Wind Advisory this afternoon and tonight. Gusts to 50 mph. I-5 impacted.

Northern CA I-5 corridor within the Shasta Valley: High Wind Warning this afternoon and tonight. Gusts to 65 mph. I-5 impacted.

Southwest coastal OR; northeast CA: High Wind Warnings this afternoon and tonight. Gusts 65-70 mph with gusts reaching 90 mph along exposed coastal headlands in southwest OR. US-101 impacted.

CA Sierra Nevada: Winter Storm Warnings above 3500 feet late Friday night through Sunday night. 2-5 feet of snow in most areas. Wind gusts to 60 mph. I-80, US-50 highly impacted.

Central CA Coast and Sacramento Valley: Wind Advisories tonight through Saturday afternoon. Gusts generally 35-50 mph. I-5, I-80, US-101, CA-1 impacted.

— Portions of central, southern, and southeast NV: Winter Storm Watches Saturday evening through Sunday evening. Accumulations 1-6 inches in the valleys and 10-20 inches in the mountains. Wind gusts to 40 mph. US-6, US-93 impacted.

Southern CA San Diego County Mountains: High Wind Watch Sunday. Gusts to 65 mph. I-8 impacted.


Northwest MT; much of ID: Winter Weather Advisories this morning. 1-4 additional inches snow. I-84, I-90 impacted.

Southwest and south-central ID: Winter Storm Watches this evening through Sunday morning. Snow accumulations 6-12 inches except up to 18 inches in the mountains. I-84 impacted.

North-central UT: Winter Weather Advisory today for the Wasatch Range. 3-6 inches snow. I-80 impacted.

Southeast WY: High Wind Warnings and Watches tonight. Gusts 60-70 mph. I-25, I-80 impacted.

Southwest UT: Winter Storm Watch Sunday morning through Monday afternoon. 1-2 feet of snow and wind gusts to 45 mph. I-15 to be impacted.

— Southeast CO: Strong winds this afternoon. Gusts to 35 mph. I-25 impacted.


— Eastern ND; northeast SD: Dense Fog Advisories this morning. I-29, I-94 impacted.

Southern MN; north-central and northeast IA; southern and southwest WI and adjacent IL: Winter Weather Advisories continue through this afternoon. Up to 1-4 inches of snow. Greatest amounts south of I-90. Periods of light freezing rain and freezing drizzle. I-35, I-39, I-43, I-90, I-94 impacted.

— Portions of southeast KS; portions of south-central and eastern OK; southern MO; northern and central AR; southern IL; western KY; western TN; northern MS: Dense Fog Advisories this morning. I-24, I-30, I-35, I-40, I-44, I-55, I-57 impacted.

— TX Gulf Coast from Kingsville northwards; southern LA; southern MS; southern AL; western FL Panhandle: Dense Fog Advisories through late this morning. I-10, I-12, I-37, I-49, I-55, I-59, I-65, I-85 impacted.


— Northeast TN and adjacent southwest VA: Dense Fog Advisories this morning. I-26, I-40, I-75, I-81 impacted.

— Northeast GA: Dense Fog Advisory this morning. I-85 impacted.

— FL Panhandle; southwest GA; west-central and northwest FL Peninsula: Dense Fog Advisories this morning. I-4, I-10, I-75 impacted.

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