Travel & RV Weather Forecast Thursday 5 May

  • Severe thunderstorms are expected from eastern Texas into the mid Mississippi Valley today. Storms will be capable of producing tornadoes, large hail, and damaging winds.
  • Heavy rainfall may also lead to flash flooding over the Southern Plains and into the Ozarks today.
  • Late season Pacific storms bring extensive rain and high elevation snow to the Pacific Northwest, and strong winds over northeast California and into the Great Basin.
  • On Friday storms will shift over the lower Mississippi into the Tennessee Valleys,

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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:


— South-central OR; northeast CA; CA northern and central Sierra Nevada and eastern slopes; northern , northwest and west-central NV: Wind Advisories midday today through Friday night. Gusts to 50-65 mph. Gusts up to 80-100 mph on Sierra Nevada ridge lines. I-80, US-50, US-395 impacted.


— Northwest and north-central MT; south-central MT Livingston and Beartooth Pass: Winds gusting 40-50 mph Friday. Wind Advisories likely. I-15, I-90 potentially impacted.

Southeast WY: High Wind Watch early Friday morning through Friday afternoon. Gusts to 65 mph. I-25, I-80 impacted.


— Much of eastern ND; northwest MN: Flood Warnings continue for river flooding through Friday. Some roads closed due to flooding. I-29 potentially impacted.

Central and eastern OK; southeast KS; southwest MO; northwest AR: Flood Warnings, Advisories and Watches through this evening. I-35, I-40, I-44 potentially impacted.

Southern MO; southeast OK; AR; far-western KY; western TN; east TX; northern and central LA; northwest and west-central MS: Severe thunderstorms likely today. Damaging winds, hail and a few tornadoes are all expected. I-20, I-30, I-35, I-40, I-45, I-49, I-55 potentially impacted.

— Southeast LA; southern MS; southern AL; FL Panhandle: Dense Fog Advisories through midmorning. I-10, I-12, I-20, I-55, I-59, I-65 impacted.


— Eastern KY; southern WV; southern VA; eastern TN; NC; SC; GA; AL; northern FL: Thunderstorms are likely on Friday. Some storms may be strong enough to produce hail and damaging wind gusts. A few tornadoes are also possible. Major highways potentially impacted include I-10, I-16, I-20, I-26, I-40, I-65, I-75, I-77, I-85, I-95.

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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