Travel & RV Weather Forecast Wednesday 20 April

  • Widespread strong, gusty winds remain an issue from the Southwest into the High Plains, These winds will impact the Midwest and Northeast on Thursday. Strong winds likely persist through Sunday.
  • Pacific storm brings high elevation snow and low elevation rain to the Northwest and California Sierra Nevada Mountains. Heavy snow moves into Northern High Plains Friday and through the weekend.
  • Isolated severe thunderstorms will be possible across eastern Oklahoma today.

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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:


Southwest and south-central OR; parts of northern CA: Wind Advisories today and this evening. Gusts 45-55 mph. I-5, US-101, US-395 impacted.

CA Sierra Nevada above 5000 feet: Winter Storm Warnings this evening through Friday afternoon. Snow accumulations up to 1-2 feet. I-80, US-50 impacted.

— CA eastern slopes Sierra Nevada and adjacent western and west-central NV, including Reno: Wind Advisories this evening through Thursday morning. Wind gusts to 55 mph. I-80, US-395 impacted.

— Southern NV north of Las Vegas: Wind Advisory Thursday and Thursday evening. Gusts to 50 mph. I-15 impacted.


Southern and eastern MT and northern WY: Winter Storm Watch Friday and Saturday. Up to 12-18 inches snow possible in the higher elevations. I-25 / I-90 impacted.

— Central and north-central NM: Wind Advisories through midday today. Gusts to 50 mph. I-25, I-40 impacted.


Western, northwest and north-central ND; northwest SD: Winter Storm Watches Friday night through Sunday morning. 6-12 inches snow possible wind wind gusts to 45 mph. I-90, I-94 impacted.

— Northeastern MN: Winter Weather Advisories today. Snow accumulations 2-5 inches, perhaps mixed with freezing rain. I-35 impacted.

IA, WI, IL, MO: Strong winds from the south gusting 30-45 mph today, producing significant cross-winds for east-west travelers. Additional advisories possible.

Parts of southwest and southern MO: Wind Advisory today. Gusts to 45 mph. I-44 impacted.

— Central and eastern KS: Slight risk of severe thunderstorms late Thursday afternoon and Thursday evening. Large hail and a couple of tornadoes will be possible. I-35, I-70 potentially impacted.

Central and eastern OK; southeast KS: Slight risk of severe thunderstorms late this afternoon and evening. I-35, I-40, I-44 potentially impacted.


— KY, OH, western MD, western PA, western and northern NY: Strong gusty winds from the southwest Thursday, gusting 30-40 mph. Advisories possible. Major highways impacted include I-64, I-65, I-68, I-70, I-71, I-75, I-76, I-77, I-79, I-80, I-81, I-87, I-88, I-90, OH Turnpike, PA Turnpike.

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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