Gainesville, Florida to Fort Worth, Texas

A nice, easy two day trip is in store for us to begin next week. It’s 1066 miles between the two cities, and we will be able to keep up a 66mph pace, which is rather fleet. Thank goodness we get to hang out on the same interstate for quite a while. It’s going to be about an even split on driving distance between the two days, but day one will be a hair longer at 528.1 miles. Head west, young man!

There is a weak area of low pressure off the Louisiana Coast that will only continue to develop overnight tonight and into the day tomorrow. The beginning of our drive will be dry, but that won’t last long. We will first encounter the rain in Live Oak, and the rain will only become more persistent and heavier as we head west. Moderate rain will be possible between Marianna, Florida and Mobile, with torrential downpours the rest of the way to Madisonville, Louisiana, which is on the north end of Lake Pontchartrain.
The good thing about this developing system is that it will finally provide a little motivation, so the pattern begins to change along the Gulf Coast. After days upon days of rain in Texas, east Texas will be abe to see the sun. There might be a little drizzle early on, but by the time we reach Lafayette, maybe an hour into the day, it looks pretty good. Sunny skies in Fort Worth!