Hey, just a nice, short trip today, heading through Allentown and the greater New York area as we head to New Haven. It’s a hair over 4 hours between the cities in question, covering 258 miles. The average speed for this quick trip will be about 62.5mph, which I guess isn’t too bad, considering we are leaving from the mountains and travelling through a major metro area. The most major of them, actually.
An upper level wave that is interacting with a vort max moving through the Ohio Valley to the mid-Atlantic is moving even quicker than expected, and in fact it’s already over Harrisburg. By the time we leave at 10am tomorrow, it should have already shifted through town. We will get into the back end of the shower activity fairly quickly after we leave Harrisburg, probably by the time we hit Allentown. The rest of the way into New Haven will be afflicted by rain showers. Still, we dodged a bullet by not having to drive through northern New Jersey when the rain is at its heaviest. That would be the worst.