You know what, it’s kind of fun to say “Poughkeepsie to Tallahassee”. The two cities are 1175 miles apart, which is one short day and one long day apart. The speed of our trip will be about 65.6mph, which means our shorter day of driving will cover 524 miles, with the rest coming in about 10 hours on Monday. It’s all Eastern Seaboard driving,which inevitably will mean a bit of traffic. I don’t think weather will be the biggest problem.
DAY ONE (Sunday)
There is another one of those pesky waves moving through the southern Great Lakes, but as we depart Poughkeepsie, it will be shrouded in high pressure. The wave will have a tough time scooting through the Appalachians, so there won’t be a lot of free convection, but a southerly flow off of the Atlantic will be enough to help touch off a few showers and even an isolated thunderstorm. High pressure will help keep a lid on the showers until we hit Baltimore, and even then, as we head south through DC and Virginia, it will be very widely scattered. The best chance for rain will be around Richmond, but showers will be tapering off as we make our way into North Carolina, and stop for the night in the tiny town of Dortches, northwest of Rocky Mount.
DAY TWO (Monday)
It’s likely to be cloudy and muggy for much f the day on Monday. Even after the passage of the wave over night, the threat for showers and sstorms will likely be better than they were on Sunday, simply because of the heat and humidity. Coastal South Carolina and south Georgia seems to be the stormiest, so that’s the forecast for where the most rain will be. It will be a little bit more isolated after we hit Lake City and continue towards Tallahassee, though, and coverage will be sparse enough that I think I feel safe in saying that we should be dry.