Lafayette, Indiana to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We’re going to head from my collegiate homeland to the City of Brotherly Love on a day and a half excursion. The two towns are 706 miles apart, approximately, and we will cover that ground at a pace of about 63.6mph, which puts us at about 508.8 miles on Tuesday’s drive. There is ground to cover, so let’s be on our way.

DAY ONE (Tuesday)
We will be at the back end of a surface area of low pressure easing through the Great Lakes at the beginning of our day Tuesday. Actually, with our pace and the pace of the surface trough, we will be in that same position pretty much throughout the day. The chance for rain will increase as we drive through Ohio, but mostly cloudy skies with spotty drizzle should be expected through Indiana and Ohio. It’s just that the frequency of that drizzle will pick up in eastern Ohio. The topography of Pennsylvania will mean much more rain on the western exposures of the Appalachians, right up until we reach Bedford in southern PA for our break in the action.

DAY TWO (Wednesday)
We have just a little bit of driving to do on Wednesday across southeastern Pennsylvania. As long as we take our time with breakfast and wait until about 10 AM to hit the road on Wednesday morning, we should be just fine between Bedford and Philadelphia, with only a splash of rain here and there, like we will see on Tuesday. If we leave early, we might arrive in Philadelphia in the midst of a monsoon.