Travel & RV Weather Forecast Wednesday 9 March

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  • Moderate to heavy snow will continue to impact the Central Rockies and central High Plains through Thursday.
  • Chance of severe thunderstorms over the coastal Southeast through Saturday.
  • Strong winds and blowing dust on Thursday over the southern California, southern Nevada and western Arizona deserts.
  • A ‘pop-up’ snowstorm for much of central and northeast Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York on Wednesday. Accumulations generally 1-4 inches.

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Here’s the long-range travel & RV weather outlook

For detailed weather information or routing recommendations, please submit an RV Weather Routing Request. Your local forecasts are always available here. Below are some highlights of significant weather, grouped by time zone:

Pacific:

— Central CA San Francisco Bay area: Wind Advisories tonight through Thursday morning. Gusts to 55 mph. I-80, US-101 impacted.

Southeast deserts and inland southern CA; southern NV; western AZ: Wind Advisories and Blowing Dust Advisories Thursday and Thursday night. Gusts 45-60 mph. Wind gusts mostly 45-50 mph across NV and AZ, with higher gusts in the southern CA mountains and passes. I-5, I-8, I-10, I-15, I-40, CA-58 impacted. Be prepared for sudden drops of visibility on desert freeways.

Mountain:

Southern ID; northeast NV; central, north-central and northeast UT; most of WY except northwest and northeast portions of the state; most of CO; north-central NM: Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories through early Thursday morning. Additional accumulations generally 2-7 inches, with the higher mountains seeing 1-2 feet. Widespread wind gusts to 35 mph, creating near zero visibility in places. I-15, I-25, I-70, I-80, I-84, I-90 impacted.

Central:

Eastern CO; Western and southern NE; southwest IA; northern and central KS; northwest MO: Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories this evening through Thursday. Up to 5-7 inches snow expected, especially between I-70 and I-80. I-29, I-25, I-70, I-76, I-80 will be impacted.

Eastern:

Southeast GA; eastern FL Panhandle; extreme southeast AL: Tornado Watch through early this afternoon. Wind gusts to 70 mph, isolated hail and a couple of tornadoes possible. I-10, I-16, I-75 potentially impacted.

— Northern and central FL; southern GA; eastern SC: Continual slight risk of severe thunderstorms through Saturday. Lowest risk on Thursday.

— Northeast WV; extreme western MD; central, north-central and northeast PA; the Southern Tier of NY; northwest CT: Winter Weather Advisories today for 1-4 inches wet snow. I-68, I-76 / PA Turnpike, I-80, I-81, I-84, I-88, I-99 impacted. Minor impacts to travel.

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