Travel & RV Weather Forecast Tuesday 7 March

  • Threat of large hail tonight through Wednesday evening over portions of the Southern Plains.
  • Chance for significant flooding Wednesday and Thursday across eastern Oklahoma and Arkansas.
  • Mountains snows today for California; increasing flood risk with next big West Coast storm starting Thursday.

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Southwest Coastal OR; much of the higher terrain of north-central and northwest CA: Winter Storm Warnings (above 1500 feet) and Advisories through Wednesday morning. Accumulations of 4-8 inches snow above 1500 feet and 12-15 inches above 4000 feet. Snow levels down to 500 feet. I-5 (especially the Passes), US-101 impacted.

CA Sierra Nevada Mountains above 1000 feet: Winter Storm Warnings above 3000 feet through Tuesday afternoon. Additional accumulation of 1-2 feet new snow expected. 1-8 inches accumulation above 1500 feet. I-80, US-50 impacted.

Much of central and northern CA: Slight risk of flash flooding starting Thursday night and continuing into Friday. A strong storm, but warmer than recent previous storms, moves into CA. Widespread rainfall amounts of 1-3 inches, on top of a deep snowpack, saturated ground, and streams already flowing at above normal rates. Major highways potentially impacted include I-5, I-80, US-101, CA-1, CA-99.

— Southern NV: Strong winds Wednesday afternoon. Gusts 30-40 mph. I-15, US-6, US-93, US-95 impacted.


— Eastern MT: Winter Weather Advisories continue this morning. Up to an inch of snow and gusts to 35 mph. I-94 impacted.

— East-central CO and northwest KS: Winter Weather Advisory this morning. Some freezing drizzle may accumulate up to 1/10th of an inch of ice. Untreated surfaces on I-70 potentially impacted.

— Central CO along and west of the Front Range: Strong winds this afternoon. Gusts to 45 mph. I-25, I-70 impacted.

— Southern and eastern UT; western and central CO; northern NM; northern and northeast AZ: Strong winds Wednesday afternoon. Gusts 30-40 mph. I-15, I-17, I-25, I-40, I-70 impacted.

— Southeast WY; central CO along and west of the Front Range; north-central NM: Strong winds Thursday midday and afternoon. Wind gusts 35-50 mph. I-25, I-40, I-70, I-80 impacted.


Much of western, central and southern ND; western central and north-central SD: Winter Storm Warnings (north-central SD) and Advisories through late this evening. Snow accumulations will range from 1-3 inches in the southern portions of this region to 3-6 inches elsewhere. Wind gusts to 35 mph. I-90, I-94 impacted.

Much of central, southwest and south-central MN; adjacent northwest and north-central IA: Winter Storm Watch Thursday afternoon through Friday morning. 4-7 inches snow possible. I-35, I-90, I-94 potentially impacted.

— Portions of northwest WI: Dense Fog Advisory this morning. US-2, US-8, US-51 impacted.

North-central TX; central and south-central OK: Chance for severe thunderstorms with large hail this evening and tonight. I-35, I-40, I-44 potentially impacted.

West-central and north-central TX; south-central OK: Isolated severe thunderstorms with large hail possible Wednesday into Wednesday evening. I-20, I-35, I-44 impacted.

Portions of central and eastern OK, and adjacent northwest AR: Slight risk of flash flooding tonight. Up to 2-4 inches of rain possible. I-40, I-44 potentially impacted.

— Central and eastern OK; much of AR: Significant risk of flash flooding Wednesday and Wednesday night. An additional 1-3 inches rain likely on top of the rains from Tuesday night. I-30, I-40, I-44 potentially impacted.

— East-central and southeast OK and adjacent northeast TX; much of AR; southwest TN; northern MS: Significant risk of flash flooding continues Thursday and Thursday night. Another several inches of rain on top of already saturated soils and full creeks and streams. I-22, I-30, I-40, I-55 potentially impacted.


Portions of east-central PA: Wind Advisory this afternoon and tonight. Gusts to 50 mph. I-80, I-380, I-496 / PA Turnpike impacted.

— Southern Tier and Hudson Valley NY; central and eastern PA; much of MD; NJ; DE: Strong winds tomorrow this afternoon through late evening. Gusts 30-45 mph. I-68, I-70, I-80, I-81, I-83, I-84, I-86, I-88, I-95, NJ Turnpike, Garden State Parkway impacted.

— Portions of north-central FL: Dense Fog Advisory this morning. I-75 impacted.

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