Travel & RV Weather Forecast Thursday 21 April


** Heads Up ** Dangerously high winds Friday and Friday night across the Southwest and Western Plains. Strongest winds Friday night. I-40, I-70, I-80 highly impacted.


  • Gusty winds will continue across the High Plains into the Southwest through Saturday. Some gusts may approach hurricane force Friday night.
  • Severe thunderstorms will be possible across the Plains through Saturday.
  • Conditions will remain unsettled along the West Coast and Interior Mountain West through Thursday with low elevation heavy rain and high elevation heavy snow expected.

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


Pacific:

CA Sierra Nevada above 5000 feet: Winter Storm Warnings continue through Friday midday. Additional snow accumulations 7-14 inches below 7000 feet and up to 1-2 feet at higher elevations. Wind gusts to 50 mph. I-80, US-50 impacted.

— West-central NV, including Reno: Wind Advisories this evening through mid-afternoon. Wind gusts to 55 mph. I-80 impacted.

— Northeast and east-central NV: Winter Weather Advisories above 6000 feet this evening through midday Friday. 3-5 inches snow likely at pass levels. I-80 impacted.

— Southern NV north of I-15 and Las Vegas: Wind Advisories midday today through late this evening. Gusts to 45 mph. I-15 impacted.

— Southern CA interior valleys and deserts: Wind Advisories this afternoon and Friday. Gusts generally to 55 mph. I-8, I-10, I-15, I-40, CA-58 impacted.

Mountain:

Central and south-central MT; northwest WY including Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks: Winter Storm Watches and Advisories (south-central MT) Friday and Saturday. Snow accumulations will range from 3-6 inches in the valleys to 1-2 feet in the Mountains. I-90 impacted.

Eastern and southeast MT; northeast WY: Winter Storm Watches late Friday through late Saturday. Snow accumulations 5-14 inches with higher amounts in the mountains. Winds could gust to 60 mph producing blizzard conditions. I-25, I-90, I-94 impacted.

Northeast UT: Winter Weather Advisories Friday and Saturday. 8-16 inches snow expected. I-15, I-80 impacted.

— Southwest, central, and south-central UT: Wind Advisories today and this evening. Gusts 50-55 mph. I-15, I-70 impacted.

— Northern and eastern AZ: Wind Advisories Friday and Friday evening. Gusts to 55 mph. I-10, I-40 impacted.

Eastern and south-central CO, NM: High Wind Watches Friday and Friday evening. Gusts 60-75 mph. I-10, I-25, I-40, I-70, I-76 impacted.

Central:

Western and north-central ND; far western and northwestern SD: Winter Storm Watches late Friday night through Sunday morning. Snow accumulations of 8-14 inches and wind gusts to 50 mph possible. Snow may be accompanied by some freezing rain. I-90, I-94 impacted.

— Northwest ND: Wind Advisory through this evening. Gusts to 50 mph.

Central NE; western and central KS; western OK; OK and TX Panhandles: High Wind Watches Friday afternoon through late Friday night. Gusts 55-70 mph. I-40, I-70, I-76, I-80 impacted.

— Central and eastern KS; north-central OK: Slight risk of severe thunderstorms late this afternoon and evening. Large hail and an isolated tornado are possible. I-35, I-70 potentially impacted.

Eastern ND; southwest MN; most of NE; northwest IA; western and central KS; western OK; TX Panhandle: Severe thunderstorms expected to develop. Large hail and strong wind gusts are the primary threats. Major highways potentially impacted include I-27, I-29, I-35, I-40, I-70, I-80, I-90, I-94.

Eastern:

— KY, OH, western MD, western PA, western and northern NY: Strong gusty winds from the southwest today, gusting 30-40 mph. Advisories possible. Major highways impacted include I-64, I-65, I-68, I-70, I-71, I-75, I-76, I-77, I-79, I-80, I-81, I-87, I-88, I-90, OH Turnpike, PA Turnpike.

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