Travel & RV Weather Forecast Wednesday 11 May


  • Strong winds continue to impact the Southwest and Southern Plains.
  • Widely scattered severe thunderstorms expected across the Upper Midwest and the southern High Plains today; a more significant severe weather outbreak over the eastern Dakotas and Minnesota, southward to northeast Nebraska is expected Thursday.
  • Strong winds and coastal flooding slowly diminish along the Atlantic Coast from Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras this afternoon.
  • Record warmth continues across much of the central U.S.

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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:

— Southern CA Mojave Desert Slopes: Wind Advisory through this evening. Gusts to 50 mph. CA-58 impacted.

— Southern CA Santa Barbara Coast: Wind Advisories this evening and tonight. Gusts to 45 mph. US-101 impacted.

Southern CA Santa Ynez Mountains, Los Angeles and Ventura County Mountains: Wind Advisories through tonight. Gusts to 55 mph. Winds will be lighter late this morning through mid-afternoon, then pick up again. I-5, I-10 impacted.

— Southern CA Mojave Desert and adjacent far-southern NV: Wind Advisories through this evening. Gusts to 45 mph. I-10, I-15, I-40 impacted.

— Southern CA San Diego County Deserts: Wind Advisory through midday today. Gusts to 50 mph. I-8 impacted.

— West-central NV Emerald and Nye Counties: Wind Advisory through this evening. Gusts to 45 mph.

Mountain:

Northwest MT Rocky Mountain Front: High Wind Watch Friday. Gusts to 60 mph. I-15 impacted.

— West-central and northwest WY: A few inches snow likely Thursday morning and midday over mountain passes and at higher elevations. Advisories possible.

Parts of southern and central WY: High Wind Watch Thursday. Gusts 60-65 mph. I-25, I-80 impacted.

Most of UT except northwest quadrant of state; western CO; central and northern AZ; west-central and northern NM: High Wind Warnings (southeast UT, southwest CO) and Advisories late this morning through this evening. Gusts generally 45-55 mph except over southeast UT and southwest CO where gusts will approach 60 mph. I-15, I-17, I-25, I-40, I-70 impacted.

Eastern NM and adjacent far-west TX; far-west OK Panhandle: Expect widely scattered severe thunderstorms today. Hail and wind are the primary threats. I-10, I-20, I-40 potentially impacted.

Central:

— Along the ND/MN border: Flood Warnings continue through Thursday for rivers at or above flood stage due to excessive rainfall.

Eastern SD; central and southern MN; west-central WI; northwest IA; northeast NE: Severe thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and evening. Very large hail, damaging wind and a possibility of tornadoes are all expected. Southwest MN and northwest IA are the areas at highest risk. I-29, I-35, I-90, I-94 potentially impacted. I-80 on the southern boundary of the risk area.

Eastern ND; eastern SD; central and eastern NE; northern and central KS; MN; northwest WI; central and western IA: Well-organized severe storms are expected to evolve over this large region Thursday. Very large hail and damaging winds are expected, along with potential for a couple of tornadoes. I-29, I-35, I-70, I-80, I-90, I-94 potentially impacted.

Eastern:

— Coastal VA from the Potomac River to Virginia Beach; southern DELMARVA Peninsula: Coastal Flood Warnings through this afternoon. Sea level will be 2-3 feet above normal, flooding campgrounds and campsites on the immediate coast.

— East Coast immediate coastline between Cape Cod MA and Cape Hatteras NC: Strong winds continue today with gusts along the coast of 30-35 mph.

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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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