Hello dear friends. I say it’s time to take a road trip, don’t you? Today’s trek will cover 656 miles, and we’ll be able to do it in one long day. Expect a pace of 66mph, slowed considerably by midday traffic in Chicago, but maybe we’ll make up time on I-80 in Iowa?
There is a trough moving through the Great Lakes, draping a cold front through Iowa this evening, bringing some rain and embedded thunderstorms to most of the locations on our route. Of course, our route starts tomorrow. By the time we get going Thursday morning, the route from Holland through Indiana, Illinois and eastern Iowa will be pretty favorable. Unfortunately, a lee trough is going to organize within a prevailing westerly regime ad start causing trouble later in the day on Thursday. West of Des Moines, that warm front may become a bit more lively, with scattered showers and storms as it lifts north. It will be fairly warm between the rain drops, so between that and the threat of a thundershower, maybe roll up the windows and use the AC through Omaha. The threat for rain may actually dissipate every so slightly as we plunge into the warm sector just before we arrive in Lincoln.