Travel & RV Weather Forecast Monday 21 March

** Heads up ** Expect a significant severe weather outbreak this afternoon and tonight (central and eastern Texas) and Tuesday (Louisiana and central and southern Mississippi). RV’ers traveling through or staying in this region should pay close attention to severe weather warnings issued by the National Weather Service and have a plan to stay safe.

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  • High winds and blowing dust can be expected today across the Southwest.
  • Significant snow today over southeast Colorado, northeast New Mexico and I-25 Raton Pass.
  • High winds on Tuesday across the Central and Southern Plains.
  • In addition to severe weather, potential for flash flooding starting this evening through Tuesday from eastern Texas, across Louisiana and Mississippi and into western Alabama.

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Here’s the long-range travel & RV weather outlook

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

Pacific:

— WA Cascades north of I-90: Snow today above 4000 feet. Accumulations. 6 inches or more. Advisories possible. I-90 OK, maybe a rain/snow mix on Snoqualmie Pass.

Southeast CA deserts; adjacent southwest AZ; far-south NV: Blowing Dust Advisories and Wind Advisories through this evening. Gusts to 45 mph. Expect sudden decrease in visibility in dust storms. I-8, I-10, I-15, I-40 impacted.

Mountain:

— Southern UT; southwest CO; northwest NM; northeast and east-central AZ; portions of central AZ: Wind Advisories through early tonight. Gusts to 50 mph. I-15, I-17, I-40 impacted.

— Western and central SD, except for southwest portion of state: Wind Advisories through this evening. Gusts to 55 mph. I-90 impacted.

East-central and southeast CO; northeast NM: Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories through this evening. Snow accumulations up to 4 inches on the Plains and 3-9 inches in the mountains. Expect near blizzard conditions, with wind gusts 50-55 mph. I-25, I-70 impacted.

— Higher elevations of central and west-central NM: Winter Weather Advisories through tonight. 1-4 inches snow with gusts to 50 mph. I-25, I-40 impacted.

— Eastern and southern NM: High Wind Warnings (east-central and northeast NM) and Advisories midday today and tonight. Gusts 45-60 mph. I-10, I-25, I-40 impacted.

Central:

— Western and central SD, except for southwest portion of state: Wind Advisories through this evening. Gusts to 55 mph. I-90 impacted.

— Southeast KS; OK and TX Panhandles: Winter Weather Advisories tonight and Tuesday morning. 1-4 inches of snow with gusts to 50 mph. I-17, I-40 impacted.

— Southwest TX: Wind Advisories today and tonight. Gusts to 50 mph. I-10, I-20 impacted.

NE; eastern CO; western and central KS; western OK; northeast NM; TX Panhandle: Very strong winds gusting 40-55 mph Tuesday late morning through early afternoon. Wind Advisories likely. I-17, I-40, I-70, I-76, I-80 impacted.

— MN Arrowhead: Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories tonight through Tuesday midday. 3-8 inches snow expected and wind gusts to 35 mph.

— Eastern TX and TX Gulf Coast; western LA: Wind Advisories this afternoon, ending this evening (TX) or tonight (LA): Wind gusts 40-45 mph. I-10, I-20, I-30, I-35, I-45, I-49 impacted.

Southern AR; northeast LA; much of MS; Flood Watches on Tuesday from heavy, intense rainfall. I-10, I-20, I-22, I-55, I-59 potentially impacted.

— Southeast OK; southwest AR; east TX; northwest and western LA: Significant risk for flash flooding in portions of this region this afternoon and tonight. Highest risk is over east TX and northwest LA. I-10, I-20, I-30, I-35, I-45, I-49 potentially impacted.

Central and eastern TX: Severe thunderstorms capable of producing very large hail, damaging wind gusts, and several tornadoes are likely, starting this afternoon and lasting through much of the night. A couple of strong tornadoes are possible. I-10, I-20, I-35, I-45 potentially impacted.

Most of LA, central and southern MS; west-central and southern AL: Significant risk of substantial severe weather, including the potential of long-lived and very strong tornados, Tuesday and Tuesday evening. Currently, the region at highest risk is east-central LA, and central and southwest MS. If you. Are camping in or driving through LA, MS or western AL Tuesday or Tuesday evening, please pay attention to National Weather Service Tornado and Thunderstorm Warnings and have a plan on how to stay safe. I-10, I-12, I-20, I-55, I-59 potentially impacted.

Eastern:

— Southern VA; most of NC; SC; most of GA; northern FL; southeast AL: Slight threat of severe weather on Wednesday.

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