Travel & RV Weather Forecast Saturday 5 March

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  • Two storm systems will create difficult travel conditions this weekend and Monday for much of the U.S.:
    • Snow from the Great Basin and central Rockies to the Upper Midwest today.
    • Significant icing in the Upper Great Lakes today and tonight.
    • Usually high winds for Michigan and western New York tonight and Sunday.
    • Severe thunderstorms from the Mississippi Valley to the Appalachians.
    • Heavy rain with possible flooding in the Ohio Valley Sunday and Monday.

For details, check out the latest weather animations.

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:


CA I-5 Grapevine: Winter Weather Advisory through this evening. 2-4 inches additional snow expected on Tejon Pass.

— Southeast CA deserts, northern AZ: Wind Advisories through this evening. Gusts 45-50 mph. I-8, I-15, I-17, I-40, CA-58 impacted.

Central NV: Winter Storm Warnings through early Sunday morning. 6-18 inches snow likely. US-50 highly impacted. I-80 to the north of the heaviest snowfall amounts.


Southeast WY, far-west and northwest NE: Winter Storm Warning today. 5-7 inches snow expected with gusts to 35 mph. I-25, I-80 impacted.

— Northeast and east-central NM: Wind Advisories today. Gusts to 50 mph. I-25, I-40 impacted.


— Central and northern OK; east-central KS: Wind Advisories today. Gusts to 50 mph. I-35, I-40, I-70 impacted. I-44 is to the south of the highest winds.

Northern WI: Ice Storm Warning today and tonight. Significant icing may bring down trees and power lines. Travel extremely hazardous. I-35, I-94 impacted.

— Central and southern IA; southern WI; northern IL: Wind Advisories tonight through Sunday morning. Gusts. 45-50 mph. Major highways impacted include I-35, I-39, I-55, I-57, I-80, I-90, I-94 and all access roads into Chicago.

IA, southwest WI; northwest IL; northern MO: Severe thunderstorms possible late this afternoon and evening. I-90 and I-70 are the northern and southern boundaries, respectively. I-35, I-80 potentially impacted.

— Far northeast TX; eastern OK; northern, central and western AR; southern MO; extreme western TN: Severe thunderstorms possible late Sunday into early Monday morning. I-30, I-40, I-55 potentially impacted.

— Eastern OK, southern MO; northern AR; southern IL; northwest TN; southern IN: Chance of flooding and flash flooding Sunday and Sunday night due to heavy rain.


Southern and central MI: High Wind Watch for tonight and Sunday morning. Gusts to 60 mph. I-69, I-75, I-94, I-196 impacted.

Western NY: High Wind Watch for Sunday. Gusts to 65 mph. I-81, I-90 / NY Thruway impacted.

— Northwest MS, northern AL; eastern TN; eastern KY; far-west VA; southeast OH; WV: Chance of severe thunderstorms Monday.

— Southern IN; northern KY; southern OH; western WV: Chance of flooding and flash floods Monday due to heavy rain.

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