Travel & RV Weather Forecast Thursday 8 December


  • Snow, sleet and freezing rain spreads across the Central and Northern Plains today and tonight.
  • Major winter storm moves onto the West Coast starting Friday evening, then across the Central and Northern Plains early next week.
  • Increasing risk of severe weather over the Southern Plains and lower Mississippi Valley Monday and Tuesday.

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Pacific:

Northwest WA coast including northern Puget Sound: Wind Advisories continue through this morning. Gusts 45-50 mph. I-5, US-101 impacted.

WA northern and central Cascades: Winter Weather Advisory continues through this morning above 1500 feet. Additional snow accumulations up to 5 inches. I-90 impacted.

Eastern WA; northern ID: Winter Weather Advisories from midday today through midday Friday. Accumulations will range from 2-5 inches at lower elevations to 7-10 inches in the mountains. I-90 impacted.

— East-central WA including the Spokane region: Dense Fog Advisory this morning. I-90 impacted.

WA Southern Cascades, OR Cascades, northern CA: Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories today and tonight. Snow accumulations will range from 2-8 above 2000 feet in the WA Cascades to 10-15 inches above 3000 feet. Gusts to 35 mph. I-5, I-84 impacted.

Central and northeast OR: Winter Weather Advisories late this morning through early Friday morning. 3-6 inches of snow likely. I-84 impacted.

Southwest OR Coast: High Wind Watch Friday afternoon through late Friday night. Gusts 65-75 mph. US-101 impacted.

South-central OR and adjacent northeast CA: High Wind Watches and Advisories this morning through Saturday afternoon. Gusts 50-60 mph. US-395 impacted.

Northern CA Siskiyou County along the I-5 corridor: Wind Advisory and High Wind Watch today through Saturday morning. Gusts 50-65 mph. Strongest winds starting Friday afternoon. I-5 impacted.

Northern CA: Winter Storm Watch above 3000 feet Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon. 5-15 inches snow and wind gusts to 50 mph probable. I-5 highly impacted.

CA northern and central Sierra Nevada: Winter Weather Advisory though late tonight. Total accumulations generally 6-12 inches. Gusts to 40 mph. I-80, US-50 impacted.

CA Sierra Nevada: Winter Storm Watches above 3500 feet Friday evening through Sunday night. 6-24 inches snow above 3500 feet and 3-5 feet snow above 5000 feet. Wind gusts to 60 mph. I-80, US-50 highly impacted.

Mountain:

Southwest and west-central ID: Winter Weather Advisory this afternoon through Friday afternoon. Snow accumulations will range from 1/2 to 2 inches in the valleys to 3-8 inches in the mountains. Additional snow accumulations expected this weekend. I-84 impacted.

— Southeast ID: Freezing Fog Advisories through midday today. I-15, I-84 impacted.

— South-central WY and north-central CO Sierra Madre Range: Winter Weather Advisory today. Snow and blowing snow. 5-9 inches total accumulation and wind gusts to 40 mph.

Southeast WY: High Wind Warnings today. Gusts to 70 mph. I-25, I-80 impacted.

— Most of eastern CO: Dense Fog Advisory through mid-morning. I-70, I-76 impacted.

CO Front Range and east; adjacent north-central NM: Strong winds midday and early afternoon. Gusts to 50 mph. I-25, I-70 impacted.

Central:

Much of western, central and northern KS; northern, central and eastern NE; southern SD; northern and western IA; southern MN; southwest WI: Winter Weather Advisories today and tonight for snow, sleet and freezing rain. Heaviest snowfall accumulations of 2-6 inches will fall from southeastern SD, along the MN/IA border and southwest WI. I-29, I-35, I-70, I-80, I-90, I-94 impacted.

— Central and southwest KS; central OK: Dense Fog Advisories this morning. I-35, I-40 impacted.

— Southeast OK and adjacent northeast TX; central AR; southwest TN; northern MS: Dense Fog Advisories this morning. I-20, I-30, I-35, I-40, I-55 impacted.

— Southern and central LA and adjacent eastern TX; southern MS; southern, central and eastern AL; FL Panhandle: Dense Fog Advisories this morning. I-10, I-12, I-20, I-49, I-55, I-59, I-65, I-85 impacted.

Eastern:

— FL Panhandle; western and central GA; western TN; northwest SC; central NC; southwest and south-central VA: Dense Fog Advisories this morning. I-10, I-16, I-20, I-26, I-40, I-75, I-81, I-85 impacted.


Severe Weather and Tropical Watches and Warnings

— See https://rvweather.com/warnings-watches-and-advisories/#SPC_Tornado_Watch for the latest Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm WATCHES

— See https://rvweather.com/warnings-watches-and-advisories/#NHC_Hurricane_Advisory for the latest Tropical Cyclone WARNINGS and information.

— See https://rvweather.com/warnings-watches-and-advisories/#NWS_Tornado_Warning for the latest Tornado, Severe Thunderstorm, and Flash Flood WARNINGS.



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