Travel & RV Weather Forecast Sunday 25 December

  • Heavy lake effect snow downwind of the Great Lakes tapers off this evening.
  • Fast moving disturbance dives southward across the center of the country today and tonight, bringing a few inches of snow and locally strong winds.
  • A series of strong Pacific storms approach the western U.S. this week with heavy rain, high-elevation snow and strong winds.

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— Portions of northwest and north-central WA east of Puget Sound: Flood Watches through late Sunday night for a combination of excessive rain and snowmelt. I-5 potentially impacted.

South-central WA Kittitas and Yakima Valleys; OR/WA border lower Columbia Basin: Winter Weather Advisories starting mid-morning today for freezing rain and ice accumulations. I-82, I-84 impacted.

— Northwest OR greater Portland metro area and central Willamette Valley: Dense Fog Advisory this morning. I-5, I-84 impacted.

Central and southern coastal OR; portions of northwest CA: High Wind Watches and Advisories Monday evening through Tuesday morning. Wind gusts 50-70 mph. Highest winds expected along exposed coastal headlands. I-5 (CA) US-101 impacted.

— Portions of northwest CA: Flood Watches Monday evening through Tuesday morning for excessive rainfall. US-101, CA-1 potentially impacted.

CA northern and central Sierra Nevada and east of the Sierras; adjacent west-central and northwest NV: High Wind Watches Monday evening through Tuesday. Wind gusts 60-65 mph except 65-85 mph in the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada. I-80, US-50, US-395 impacted.

CA central and southern Sierra Nevada and east to the NV border: Winter Storm Watches Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning. 8-24 inches snow possible with wind gusts to 70 mph. Snow levels start high but lower to pass level by Tuesday afternoon. I-80, US-50, US-395 impacted.

— CA Sacramento, San Joaquin Valleys, Delta and North Bay areas: Dense Fog Advisories through midday today. I-5, I-80, CA-99 impacted.


— Western MT; north-central ID: Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories continues this morning. Another inch or two of snow along with sleet and freezing rain. I-15, I-90 impacted.

Central ID: Winter Storm Watch Monday evening through Tuesday evening. Heavy valley rains and mountain snows. Snow accumulations will range from 2-6 inches in the valleys to 10-20 inches above 6500 feet. Wind gusts to 50 mph.

Southwest MT: High Wind Watch late Monday night through Tuesday evening. Gusts to 65 mph possible. I-15 impacted.

Central and north-central MT: High Wind Warning continues through this morning. Gusts to 60 mph. I-15 impacted.

Northeast and eastern MT: Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories today for blowing snow and wind gusts 40-55 mph. I-94 impacted.

Southeast WY: High Wind Warnings today and tonight. Gusts to 65 mph. I-25, I-80 impacted.


Most of ND; SD except southwest and southeast corners of state; southwest MN: Winter Weather Advisories today and tonight. Snow accumulations generally 2-4 inches and wind gusts to 45 mph. I-29, I-90, I-94 impacted.

West-central SD: High Wind Warning midday today and tonight. Gusts to 60 mph. I-90 impacted.

Southern MN; central and eastern IA and adjacent western IL: Snow this afternoon and early tonight. Advisories possible. 1-3 inches likely. I-35, I-80, I-90 impacted.

MN Arrowhead: Winter Weather Advisory through mid-morning for blowing snow and wind gusts to 45 mph. I-35 impacted.


MI northern Lower Peninsula and along the shorelines of Lakes Michigan and Superior: Winter Weather Advisories through this evening. 1-4 inches of additional snow and wind gusts 30-45 mph. I-75, I-94, I-196, US-2, US-31 impacted.

Northwest PA and western NY from the PA line to Buffalo: Winter Storm Warnings today and tonight. 1-2 feet of additional snow and wind gusts to 40 mph. I-79, I-86, I-90 / NY Thruway impacted.

— Northwest and northern NY downwind and northeast of Lake Ontario: BLIZZARD, Winter Storm and Lake Effect Snow Warnings today and tonight. Up to 2-3 feet of additional snow and wind gusts to 40 mph. I-81 impacted.

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