Travel & RV Weather Forecast Tuesday 17 May


  • Strong to severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rainfall will be possible today and tonight from the central Plains into the Mid Mississippi Valley.
  • Severe weather threat decreases on Wednesday.
  • Expect 90s and triple digits today from the southern Plains into parts of the Lower Mississippi Valley.
  • High elevation snows and strong winds return to the Pacific Northwest and much of the Rocky Mountain region on Wednesday night and Thursday, respectively.

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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:


Pacific:

— WA Cascade Mountains: 1-3 inches of snow likely at pass levels Wednesday night. Winter Weather Advisories possible. I-90 potentially impacted.

— Southern CA Los Angeles County Mountains: Wind Advisories this afternoon through tonight. Gusts to 50 mph. Winds strongest through the I-5 corridor. I-5, I-10 impacted.

Mountain:

Northwest and north-central MT: High Wind Watch Thursday. Gusts to 60 mph. I-15 impacted.

Central:

— Parts of eastern ND: Flood warnings continue due to excessive rainfall. Some road in the vicinity of I-29 may be impacted.

— West-central TX: Strong winds gusting 30-40 mph mid-morning through this afternoon. Advisories unlikely. I-10, I-20 impacted.

Southern and eastern NE; northern and eastern KS; southeast IA; much of MO: Scattered severe thunderstorms expected through tonight. Large hail, wind damage and a few tornadoes are expected. Area at greatest risk includes southeast NE, northeast KS and I-29 in that region. I-29, I-35, I-44, I-70, I-80 potentially impacted.

— Northern MO: Slight chance of flash flooding caused by multiple thunderstorms with heavy rain. Rain rates could reach 1-2 inches / hour. Advisories possible. I-70 potentially impacted.

Eastern:

— No significant weather impacting RV travel today or Wednesday.

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— 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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