Today we’re traveling from one vacation destination to another, albeit for entire different reasons. New Orleans for their lovely warm weather and rich culture, Pueblo for their plethora of nearby winter activities in the Rockies. It’s 1,188 miles between the two, so it’ll take a couple days to complete the trek
High pressure controls most of the Eastern US, but a weak lingering boundary along the central Gulf Coast continues to keep moisture hovering in the region. Some low clouds and fog are expected in the New Orleans area as we depart in the morning, and can’t rule out an isolated shower either. As we continue through Northern Louisiana and towards Dallas, showers should remain to the south of our route, but clouds are expected to linger over much of the area. Increased southerly gusts are anticipated as well as an area of low pressure continues to intensify over the Central Rockies. Eventually we end our day in Wichita Falls, TX.
The aforementioned low pressure system pushes out over the Central Plains during the morning hours, with quite gusty winds anticipated as we depart Wichita Falls. A few scattered showers and perhaps an isolated thunderstorm are possible in the area as we make our way northwest towards Amarillo, as a strong cold front is pushing through the region. Lucky for us, the worst of it will develop well after we’re out of the area, moving out of Texas and into far northeastern New Mexico. Strong westerly winds could slow us down some as the fill in behind the front, but at least we’ll avoid the severe weather that’ll pop up over the Plains. We might see some very light precip starting up over Pueblo as we pull in for the night, but nothing that we can’t handle.