Travel & RV Weather Forecast Thursday 3 November

  • Winter storm brings snow today from Wyoming to Arizona, and strong winds to New Mexico.
  • Expect an outbreak of severe thunderstorms today and especially Friday across portions of the Central and Southern Plains.
  • Next storm enters the Pacific Northwest tonight, bringing flooding rains, snow and high winds to large portions of the Western U.S.

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Northwest WA: Flood Watches this evening through Saturday afternoon for sustained heavy rains. I-5, I-90 potentially impacted.

WA Coast including northern Puget Sound: Wind Advisories this afternoon and tonight. Gusts 45-50 mph. I-5, US-101 impacted.

— WA northern Cascades: Winter Storm Watches and Advisories this afternoon through Saturday above 4000 feet. Snow accumulations may reach 10-20 inches and winds at ridge top levels may gust to 45 mph.

Northeast WA; northern ID: Winter Storm Watches this evening through Friday afternoon. 1-4 inches of snow in the valleys and 6-10 inches in the mountains. I-90 potentially impacted.

Most of WA; northern OR; northern ID: Strong to high winds late Friday afternoon through Friday night. Gusts 30-45 mph at lower elevations and 45-60 mph through passes and on ridge-lines. I-5, I-82, I-84, I-90, US-395 impacted.

East-central OR: Winter Storm Watch this evening through Friday afternoon. Snow levels start at 3500 feet, then rise to near 7000 feet by Friday morning. Up to 10 inches snow expected except 15-25 inches above 7000 feet. I-84 impacted.

West-central NV in the greater Reno area: Winter Weather Advisory this morning for icy roads and lake-effect snows that my rapidly drop visibility on roadways. I-80, US-395 potentially impacted.

— East Central NV Great Basin: Winter Weather Advisory continues through this morning above 5000 feet. Total snow accumulations 3-6 inches.

Southern CA Ventura and Los Angeles County Mountains. Winter Weather Advisory continues through this morning. 2-4 inches of total accumulation possible. Gusts to 45 mph. I-5 / Grapevine impacted.

— Southern CA Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Mountain; Santa Clarita Valley: Wind Advisory through tonight. Gusts to 45 mph. I-5, US-101 impacted.

— Most of the immediate southern CA coast from Pt Conception to San Diego: Wind Advisories today. Gusts to 35 mph. I-5, US-101 impacted.

— Interior southern CA Riverside and San Diego County Mountains and deserts. Wind Advisories continue through this morning. Gusts to 45 mph. I-8, I-10 impacted.


— North-central and central ID: Winter Storm Watches this evening through Saturday morning. Snow accumulations will range from 3-8 inches below 4000 feet to 6-12 inches above 4000 feet.

Northwest and north-central MT, along and east of the Rocky Mountain Front: High Wind Watches late Friday night through Saturday afternoon. Gusts 65-85 mph with highest winds along the Rocky Mountain Front. I-15 impacted.

— Northwest and west WY including Jackson Hole: Winter Storm Watches Friday evening through Saturday evening. Potential snow accumulations range from 5-10 inches in the valleys to 18-24 or more inches in the mountains. Very windy. Teton and Togwotee Passes may be closed.

Much of north-central, central and southern WY: Winter Weather Advisories today. Snow accumulation range from 3-6 inches at lower elevations to 5-8 inches on the passes. I-25, I-80 impacted.

Southeast WY and adjacent far-west NE: High Wind Watch late Friday night through Saturday afternoon. Gusts to 65 mph. I-25, I-80 impacted.

Higher elevations of northeast, central and southwest UT, and central and western CO: Winter Storm Warnings (southwest UT; San Juan CO mountains) and Advisories through tonight. Snow accumulations 6-15 inches in the Warning areas and higher elevations; 3-6 inches otherwise. I-15, I-70, I-80 impacted.

Central and east-central AZ: Winter Weather Advisories above 6500 feet through tonight. 2-8 inches snow, with higher amounts likely above 8000 feet. Flagstaff can expect 4-8 inches snow. I-17, I-40 impacted.

Northeast, central, southwest and south-central NM: Wind Advisories late this morning through this evening. Gusts to 50 mph. I-10, I-25, I-40 impacted.


— Far-west TX, near and just south of the I-10/I-20 split: High Wind Watch late tonight through Friday afternoon. Gusts to 60. I-10, I-20 potentially impacted.

Central, south-central and southwest KS; western OK; eastern TX Panhandle: Severe thunderstorms possible late this evening and overnight. Damaging winds and isolated large hail are possible along with a marginal tornado threat. I-27, I-35, I-40, I-70 potentially impacted.

Central and eastern OK; central and eastern TX; western AR; western LA: Severe thunderstorms expected on Friday and Friday night. Damaging wind gusts, hail and a few tornadoes likely. Greatest risk will be over southeast OK, then along and to the east of the I-35 corridor to San Antonio. I-10, I-20, I-30, I-35, I-40, I-44, I-45, I-49 potentially impacted.


— Southeast MI; eastern IN; most of OH; western PA: Dense Fog Advisories this morning. Major highways impacted include I-69, I-70, I-71, I-75, I-76, I-79, I-80, I-94, PA & OH Turnpikes, IN Toll Road impacted.

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

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