The drive from Albany to Killeen is a surprising (to me, anyways) 3 1/2 day drive covering 1825 miles. Part of the reason we will cover this ground over the course of half a week is our pace of 63.7mph, which means 510 miles a day. If we were driving out West, you better believe we would get this distance done in 3 days flat. But we aren’t. It’s time to go.
There is another Nor’Easter headed along the Gulf Stream this week, though nowhere near as devastating as the one the region saw earlier in the week. In fact, it’s nowhere close to devastating. There is a chance for some blustery winds and maybe some drizzle or light rain over the New York City area, but by the time we have passed through Allentown, Pennsylvania, we will be problem free to finish off the day. We will make it to Buchanan, Virginia, snuggled against the Appalachians by days end.
We are going to cover Tennessee the long way, which means that we won’t make it from Buchanan to Arkansas all in one day. Instead we will make it to Only, Tennessee. I mean, we will make it only to Tennessee. No, wait, I had it right the first time. And the second time. The weather will be far less confusing, with nothing significant to look forward to for the drive.
It will be raining in Only when we awake to be on our way Thursday morning. There sill be a trough sweeping the nation, much like Disco in the 70s. A surface low will pass just north of the Ohio River, and rain in Only could be vigorous at times. Fortunately, the dry air behind the rain will meet us around Memphis, and our damp drive will be short lived. Any wind gusts will taper as we cross into Arkansas and we will have good weather all the way to Saltillo, Texas, between Mount Pleasant and Sulphur Springs.
Don’t worry about the weather, just keep your eyes on the road. Weather should be good for almost a week in eastern Texas. Well, good if you don’t like rain. Given the drought across the state, they could probably go for a drop or two. No smoking in Killeen!