Travel & RV Weather Forecast Saturday 5 November

** Heads Up ** High winds with hurricane-force gusts expected today and tonight across the Northern and Central Rockies and Western High Plains. Winds gusting to 60 mph also expected today across much of the Midwest and central Mississippi Valley. Be prepared for I-80 across the California Sierra Nevada to become impassable Monday and Tuesday.

  • Mountain snows and high winds continue across much of the West.
  • Travel across the Sierra Nevada (I-80) may be shut down by snow from Sunday night through Tuesday.
  • Very strong winds today across much of the Midwest, into the Central Mississippi Valley.
  • RV Travel in the West and Southwest gets easier starting Thursday 9 November.
  • Watching a tropical disturbance in the Caribbean that may impact the East Coast of Florida and the Southeast by mid-week.

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— Western WA: Flood Watches and Warnings through this afternoon for sustained heavy rains. I-5, I-90 potentially impacted.

Eastern WA and northern ID: High Wind Warnings continue through late this morning. Gusts to 60 mph. I-90 impacted.

— East-central WA and adjacent ID: Flood Warning on Paradise Creek in Moscow through Sunday afternoon. Moderate flooding expected.

— Western WA Olympic Mountains above 2000 feet: Winter Weather Advisory late this evening through Sunday afternoon. 2-13 inches snow expected.

Western WA, east slopes Cascades: Winter Weather Advisories above 2500 feet. Snow accumulations 4-12 inches. I-90 impacted.

— North-central and northeast WA: Winter Storm Warnings early Sunday through Monday morning. Total snow accumulations 10-24 inches. Winds gusting to 35 mph.

— Central and south-central OR: Winter Weather Advisories for southern Cascades and Siskiyou Mountains above 4000 feet Sunday and Sunday night. 3-10 inches snow expected, with gusts to 40 mph.

— Southwest OR: Wind Advisory this morning. Gusts to 45 mph. I-5 impacted.

South-central and southeast OR: High Wind Warnings and Advisories through midday today. Gusts 55-65 mph. US-395 impacted.

— Northwest CA: Winter Storm Warnings and Watches above 3000 feet Sunday and Sunday night. Snow accumulations up to 11 inches and wind gusts to 35 mph.

CA Sierra Nevada: Winter Storm Warnings Sunday afternoon through late Tuesday night. Total snow accumulations generally 1-4 feet. Wind gusts 35-50 mph, expect much higher on the Sierra ridge lines. I-80, US-50, US-395 impacted.

Central, east-central and northeast NV: Winter Storm Watches late Sunday night through early Tuesday morning. Snow accumulations could range from 2-6 inches in the valleys to 1-2 feet for the mountains. I-80, US-50 impacted.

— Southern CA Ventura, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara County Mountains: Wind Advisories through this evening. Gusts to 45 mph. I-5 impacted.


— Northwest MT West Glacier region; southwest MT; central and east-central ID: Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories continue through early afternoon. Total snow accumulations 6-14 inches. Wind gusts 45-70 mph.

Much of southern ID: High Wind Warnings and Advisories though this evening. Gusts to 60 mph. I-15, I-84 impacted.

Almost all MT except for the northwest mountains: High Wind Warnings through this evening. Gusts 60-70mph. I-15, I-90, I-94 impacted.

— South-central MT; western WY and adjacent southeast ID; northeast UT: Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories through this evening. Snow accumulations will range from 4-8 inches in valley to 1-2 feet in higher elevations. Wind gusts 30-60 mph. Teton and Togwotee Passes highly impacted. I-15 (ID), I-80 (UT) impacted.

— North-central WY Cody Foothills. High Wind Warning through this evening. Gusts 60-80 mph.

— South-central WY and north-central CO, between I-80 and I-70: Winter Weather Advisories through Sunday evening. Snow accumulations 6-12 inches and wind gusts to 45 mph.

Central, south-central and southeast WY and extreme southwest NE; also WY Cody Foothills and Wind River Mountains: High Wind Warnings through tonight. Gusts 60-85 mph. Strongest winds in southeast portion of state and in the Wind River Range. I-25, I-80 impacted.

North-central CO Front Range Foothills west of I-25: High Wind through this evening. Wind Gusts to 90 mph possible. I-70 impacted.

North-central and east-central NM: Wind Advisories today. Gusts to 55 mph. I-25, I-40 impacted.


ND and adjacent northwest MN; west-central and northern SD: Wind Advisories Sunday afternoon and evening. Gusts 50-55 mph. I-29, I-90, I-94 impacted.

Eastern WI along Lake Michigan; central and northeast IL, including the Chicago region: High Wind Warnings through this evening. Strongest winds late morning and early afternoon. Gusts to 60 mph. Major highways impacted include I-39, I-41, I-43, I-55, I-57, I-72, I-74, I-80, I-88, I-90, I-94

Eastern and southern WI; IL; eastern IA; eastern MO; western KY; western TN; northeast AR; northwest MS: Wind Advisories through this evening. Gusts 45-55 mph, except to 60 mph in regions of included High Wind Warnings (see above). Major highways impacted include I-24, I-39, I-40, I-41, I-43, I-55, I-57, I-64, I-70, I-72, I-74, I-80, I-88, I-90, I-94.

— Southeast LA; southern MS: A few marginally severe thunderstorms are possible this morning. Occasional damaging winds should be the main threat. I-10, I-12, I-20, I-55, I-59 potentially impacted.


MI Lower Peninsula and eastern Upper Peninsula; IN; central and western OH; KY; central TN; far-southwest VA; KY/NC border: Wind Advisories today. Gusts 40-50 mph. Major highways impacted include I-24, I-26, I-40, I-64, I-65, I-69, I-70, I-74, I-75, I-80/90, I-81, I-94, I-96, I-196, US-31, Ohio Turnpike, Indiana Toll Road.

Northwest coastal MI Lower Peninsula and southeastern Upper Peninsula: High Wind Warnings this afternoon and tonight. Gusts to 60 mph. I-75 impacted.

Western NY along the Lake Erie and Ontario shorelines: Wind Advisories this evening and tonight. Gusts to 50 mph. I-81, I-90 / NY Thruway impacted.

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— See for the latest Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm WATCHES

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