Travel & RV Weather Forecast Thursday 29 December

  • The storms keep coming into the west, creating challenging RV travel conditions along the West Coast and into the Rockies.
  • Heavy rains and a chance for severe weather today and Friday across the lower Mississippi valley and northern Gulf Coast.
  • Big warm-up over the Central and Eastern U.S. through the first week in January.

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Northern, northwest, north-central WA; northern ID: Winter Weather Advisories midday today through Friday. Snow accumulations generally 2-5 inches. I-90 impacted.

WA, OR Cascades: Winter Weather Advisories through Friday. Accumulations 6-12 inches. Snow levels will vary between 3000 and 5000 feet, generally lowest over the WA Cascades. I-90 impacted.

Portions of southeast WA and north-central OR: Wind Advisories this evening through Friday afternoon. Gusts to 50 mph. I-84 impacted.

Southeast and east-central OR: Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories midday today through midday Friday. 3-5 inches snow except 5-8 inches along the I-84 corridor. I-84 impacted.

Southern OR and northern CA I-5 corridor: Wind Advisories through tonight. Gusts 45-55 mph. I-5 impacted.

— Northwest Coastal CA: Wind Advisory late tonight through early Friday morning. Gusts to 50 mph. US-101 impacted.

Northern CA above 3000 feet: Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories through this evening. Up to 8-12 inches snow. I-5 impacted.

Much of northern and central CA and adjacent northwest NV: Flood Watches Thursday afternoon through Saturday night for excessive rainfall and mountain snowmelt. Major highways potentially impacted include I-5, I-80, US-50, US-101, US-395, CA-1, CA-99.

CA northern and central Sierra Nevada: Winter Weather Advisories through tonight. 1-3 inches snow above 4000 feet and 4-14 inches snow above 5500 feet. Wind gusts to 35 mph. I-80, US-50 impacted.

CA Sierra Nevada above 7000 feet: Winter Storm Watch this evening through Saturday night. 3-5 feet of snow possible. Wind gusts to 50 mph. I-80, US-50 impacted.

West-central NV: Wind Advisories midday Friday through Saturday afternoon. Wind gusts to 55 mph. I-80, US-395 impacted.


Central, west-central and south-central ID: Winter Weather Advisories this afternoon through midday Friday. 3-6 inches snow, except 6-10 inches over the mountains. I-84 impacted.

Southeast ID; north-central, central and southwest UT; adjacent southwest WY: Winter Storm Watches late tonight through Sunday, especially for elevations above 6000 feet. Snow accumulations will range from 10-15 inches in the valleys to 1-3 feet in the mountains and higher passes. I-15, I-70, I-80, I-84 impacted.

South-central WY Sierra Madre and Snowy Range mountains: Winter Storm Watches Friday through Monday. Snow accumulations 12-18 or more inches. Wind gusts to 60 mph. This watch area is just south of I-80 between Rawlins and Laramie.

Southeast WY: High Wind Watch this afternoon through Saturday night. Gusts to 65 mph. I-25, I-80 impacted.

East-central CO along the KS border: Winter Weather Advisory through mid-afternoon. 1-3 inches additional snow accumulation. I-70 impacted.

— West-central CO: Dense Fog Advisory through mid-morning. I-70 impacted.

— West-central and central NM: Winter Weather Advisories continue through mid-morning. Up to an additional inch of snow and wind gusts to 35 mph. I-40 impacted.

Portions of central and east-central NM: Wind Advisories today. Gusts to 50 mph. I-40 impacted.


A narrow band from southwest to northeast NE; northwest KS; northwest IA; southeast SD; southwest MN: Winter Weather Advisories today. Accumulations generally 1-4 inches; some freezing rain may mix in over the eastern portion. I-29, I-70, I-80, I-90 impacted.

TX Panhandle; central OK; eastern KS; MO; IL; western KY: strong winds midday Thursday. Gusts 35-50 mph. Winds strongest in the west and earlier in the day. I-24, I-27, I-35, I-40, I-44, I-55, I-57, I-64, I-65, I-70, I-72, I-74, I-80, I-88 impacted.

— Eastern TX; central, south-central and southwest AR; northern, central and western LA: Isolated severe thunderstorms possible this afternoon and tonight. Isolated damaging winds or a brief tornado are possible. I-10, I-20, I-30, I-40, I-45, I-49 potentially impacted.

— Along and south of I-10 corridor from Lafayette LA to Mobile AL: Chance of severe thunderstorms with isolated damaging wind gusts on Friday. I-10, I-12 potentially impacted.

— Eastern TX; much of AR; western LA: Heavy rains today and tonight bring the chance for localized flash flooding. I-10, I-20, I-30, I-40, I-45, I-49, I-70 potentially impacted.

— Southeast LA; central and southern MS; central and southern AL; western FL Panhandle: Heavy rains Friday and Friday night bring the chance for localized flash flooding. I-10, I-12, I-20, I-49, I-55, I-59, I-65 potentially impacted.


— Southern MI; IN; western OH: Strong winds Thursday afternoon. Gusts 30-40 mph. I-65, I-69, I-70, I-71, I-74, I-75, I-80/90, I-94, I-96, Indiana Toll Road, Ohio Turnpike impacted.

— Far northern ME: Winter Weather Advisory today. 3-4 inches of snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain.

— North-central and northeast FL Peninsula: Dense Fog Advisory through mid-morning. I-10, I-75, I-95 impacted.

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