Travel & RV Weather Forecast Thursday 28 April

I’m RV’ing through parts of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Wyoming this Thursday – Saturday, 28-30 April. Some forecasts, updates, and responses may be delayed due to limited communications!

**Heads up ** Widespread significant weather impacts RV Travel Friday and Friday night from east of the Rockies to the Mississippi River, north of I-40. High winds, heavy rain and flash flooding, and severe thunderstorms are all likely.

  • A storm bringing snow to the Northern Rockies today strengthens and will impact the Central U.S. Friday and Saturday.
  • Strong gusty winds continue today over much of New Mexico into the western Texas Panhandle.
  • Strong winds Friday over much of eastern Colorado, southeast Wyoming, Kansas and Oklahoma.
  • A few severe thunderstorms are possible late this afternoon and evening from the central High Plains into the southern Plains.

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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:


— Central CA San Francisco North Bay and portions of East Bay: Wind Advisories this evening through midday today. Gusts 45-60 mph. US-101, I-80 impacted.

— Southern CA portions of the Mojave Desert: Wind Advisory midday today through late this evening. Gusts to 50 mph. I-15 ,I-40, CA-58 impacted.

Southern CA Riverside and San Diego County Mountains: Wind Advisory midday today through midnight tonight. Gusts 45-55 mph. I-8, I-10 impacted.

Northern, central and eastern NV: Wind and Blowing Dust Advisories midday today through late this evening. Gusts to 55 mph. Visibility may drop suddenly in blowing dust storms, creating dangerous travel conditions, especially on high speed roads. I-80, US-50 impacted.


Southwest and central MT above 5000 feet: Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories this evening through Friday morning. Snow accumulations will range from 3-7 inches in the valleys to 8-14 inches in higher terrain. Difficult travel over mountain passes. I-15, I-90 impacted.

— SD Northern Black Hills: Winter Storm Watch Friday evening through Saturday evening. Snow accumulation in excess of 6 inches possible. Wind gusts to 35 mph. I-90 potentially impacted.

— UT, northern AZ: Wind gusts 30-40 mph today. Advisories possible. I-15, I-40, I-70 impacted.

— Eastern WY; far-west NE; central and eastern CO; north-central NM: Wind gusts 40-50 mph Friday. Advisories likely. I-25, I-40, I-70, I-76, I-80 impacted.

North-central NM: High Wind Watch for Friday. Gusts to 60 mph. I-25, I-40 impacted.


— Parts of eastern ND; northwest MN: Flood Warnings continue until further. Several streams and small rivers above flood stage. Some roads closed due to flooding.

— Central ND and central SD: Slight risk of flash flooding Friday and Friday night. 2-3 inches of rainfall anticipated. I-90, I-94 potentially impacted.

— Western NE: Isolated strong or severe thunderstorms may develop after sunset tonight. I-76, I-80 potentially impacted.

Central NE; northwest and north-central KS and adjacent eastern CO: High Wind Watches late Friday night through late Saturday night. Gusts to 65 mph. I-70, I-76, I-80 impacted.

Central and southeast NE; central and eastern KS; southwest IA; western MO; central and eastern OK: Severe thunderstorms likely to develop Friday afternoon and continue into Friday night. I-29, I-35, I-40, I-44, I-70, I-80 potentially impacted. Greatest threat along an axis from OKC through eastern KS.


— Northern ME: Winter Weather Advisory continues through Friday morning. 4-6 inches wet snow possible. Wind gusts to 35 mph. I-95 impacted.

Severe Weather Watches and Warnings:

— See for the latest Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm WATCHES

— See for the latest Tornado, Severe Thunderstorm, and Flash Flood WARNINGS.

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