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Johnson City, Tennessee to Baton Rouge, Louisiana

We are running out of time on 2018, but we will spend part of the few days we have left thinking about a 761 mile drive through the southeastern US. It’s going to take one long day at a pace of 67.9mph to get from Johnson City to Baton Rouge, but how much will the weather play a role in making it feel longer?

Today, a cold front is sweeping through the southeastern US, bringing showers and some strong thunderstorms to the region. Even as we speak now, however, the storms are trying to press off the Carolina coast. The first half of our day tomorrow will benefit from the freshly departed cold front, with clear skies and some brisk winds tailing the cold front. The tail of the boundary will linger and begin to act for itself, partially beginning to retrograde. As a result, there is a chance of a little bit of light rain disrupting the rest of the drive. The best threat will be at the eastern flank of this disturbance, which, for our purposes will mean the area between Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. Light showers will continue from Tuscaloosa to Baton Rouge, though with some dry breaks.

Burlington, Vermont to Baton Rouge, Louisiana

This is an interesting trip, which will last us three days, but won’t cross the Mississippi at any point. We’re expecting some strong storms in the southern US tomorrow, in particular, so hopefully we won’t be arriving in a region ravaged by storms. Like I said, the trip will last 3 days, covering 1632 miles, which means each day will consist of 544 miles, driven at a pace of 68mph. I think this is an interesting route, let’s see if the weather matches it,

DAY ONE (Sunday)

The most scenic day of our drive will also be the one with the best weather. The route through the interior of New England, and then on through the Appalachians will be without weather troubles. The timing – the weekend – will mean we should have few traffic issues either. We will see parts of 6 states (!) before we call it a night in Clear Brook, Virginia.

DAY TWO (Monday)
The system I promised to bring us weather at some point along his trip will be there on Monday. A strong cold front will be rolling through eastern Tennessee as we arrive in the area. It’s unlikely that the strong thunderstorms will impact us too severely until we reach the Sweetwater, Tennessee area. Strong thunderstorms may linger through Chattanooga, though the fact is, the damage will likely already be done. The strongest storms will steer clear of the mountain range we will be skirting. We’ll stop in Wildwood, Georgia, just across the border from Chattanooga.

DAY THREE (Tuesday)
Day three will remind us more of Sunday than Monday. The system that brings us inclement weather on Monday in Tennessee will move very quickly out of the picture, and we will cover Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana without much concern. Baton Rouge should be sunny and pleasant for our arrival.

Shreveport, Louisiana to Baton Rouge, Louisiana

It was an interesting day across much of Louisiana today, particularly the southern half. Will we be in the same kind of situation tomorrow? We’ll take 4 hours to slice diagonally across the Bayou State, covering 261 miles at a pace of 67mph. Zipping along like a squall line.

The primary modesl we meteroologists look at are indicating a fairly active day across Louisiana tomorrow, but frankly, a look at the short term, rapid refresh models give hope to a quiet morning. We should get to almost Alexandria before thunderstorms start popping over Louisiana. It will be pretty cloudy through the whole day, but if any sun comes out, a heavier cell could disrupt things around Alexandria. By afternoon, the shower activity will be getting a bit heavier across the state, and there is a decent chance of rain in Baton Rouge.
Baton Rouge

Downpour Downs Temperatures

The forecast for Baton Rouge called for thunderstorms on Sunday, and they came through with gusto. Well over an inch of precip was recorded in thunderstorms that popped up around noon and lasted for 2-3 hours. Since the storms popped up before we even changed from A.M. to P.M., the temperature barely cracked the 80s before rainfall kept it down for the rest of the day. More storms popped up on Monday, but only skirted the area as under a tenth of an inch was measured. The Weather Channel won by a healthy amount as the rain-cooled high temperature proved them right.

Sunday: 1.20″ of rain in heavy midday/afternoon thunderstorms. High 81, Low 72.
Monday: 0.04″ in some afternoon thunderstorms. High 86, Low 71.
Forecast Grade: A

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Time to wrap up this month with a Gulf Coast forecast! Sadly, no giant celebrations will be had over the duration of this forecast as we close out the month of May. Well, officially anyways. You can celebrate how you see fit.

At 5:53pm CDT, the temperature at Baton Rouge, LA was 81 degrees under partly cloudy skies. A trough pushing through the Central US has opened up the region to increased Gulf moisture, as significant amounts have been streaming northward and are responsible for some flooding problems in the Upper Midwest and Dakotas due to their slow-moving nature over the last couple of days. A ridge over the Southeast will shift towards to Atlantic a bit throughout the day on Sunday, causing the main axis of moisture to shift towards the MS River Valley, and in turn, more widespread diurnal shower and thunderstorm activity over SE Louisiana. The ridge weakens a bit on Monday but drifts back towards the west, lowering the convection coverage for the afternoon, but some scattered activity is still anticipated to affect the region. Overall, looks like a somewhat normal Summer weather pattern along the Gulf Coast with all of this afternoon/early evening thunderstorm activity. Also, Sunday is the official start of the 2014 Hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30th each year! Look for some information regarding this upcoming season in the next couple of days.

Sunday: Widespread showers and thunderstorms, mainly during afternoon hours. High 87, Low 70.
Monday: More showers and thunderstorms, less coverage than Sunday however. High 88, Low 71.

TWC: Sunday: Scattered thunderstorms. High 82, Low 71.
Monday: Afternoon thunderstorms. High 87, Low 71.

AW: Sunday: Heavy thunderstorms. High 88, Low 70.
Monday: A PM thunderstorm in spots. High 88, Low 70.

NWS: Sunday: Showers likely. High 86, Low 70.
Monday: Chance of PM scattered thunderstorms. High 88, Low 70.

WB: Sunday: Scattered thunderstorms. High 86, Low 70.
Monday: More chances of showers and thunderstorms. High 88, Low 70.

WN: Sunday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. High 86, Low 70.
Monday: Partly cloudy with isolated showers. High 88, Low 72.

Here we see some scattered showers and a couple thunderstorms lingering around the region. Odds are we’ll be seeing more of the same in the next couple of days.

Beautiful in Baton Rouge

After the cold front finally cleared out early Sunday morning, mostly clear skies were enjoyed in Baton Rouge for a couple of days. Although it was a pretty chilly start to the day both days, they rebounded nicely, especially on Monday where it nosed into the 60s. Accuweather took home the win for an excellent temperature prognostication.

Sunday: High 54, Low 35.
Monday: High 62, Low 30.
Forecast Grade: A

Goldsboro, North Carolina to Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Today’s road trip has us embarking on a 950 mile voyage from southeastern North Carolina to the Gulf Coast. It will take 2 days to travel, with a stop in Atlanta. A pretty good spot for an overnight stay if I do say so myself. Let us see if Mother Nature is going to throw something into our path to slow us down!



A cold front pushed through the area overnight, dropping a copious amount of rain in the area. Winds will be out of the west-northwest behind the system with a bunch of low clouds as we start off our day, heading southwestward into South Carolina. Clouds will start to break up by late morning, and continue to slowly clear up throughout the day as high pressure continues to try to build over the route and the cold front shifts further out to sea. Pleasant conditions welcome us to Atlanta for the night.


High pressure is firmly in hold over the Southern US, making for rather nice weather throughout the day. There might be some lingering morning fog or clouds given how much rain fell a couple days ago, but otherwise, no real issues are expected for the entire day!

Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

As we head into the depths of December, let’s go visit somewhere significantly warmer than here, Baton Rouge! Hopefully they’re a bit more thawed out than their beach-yearning buddies to the north.

At 253am CST, the temperature at Baton Rouge was 64 degrees with a light rain falling. An area of low pressure over the Ohio Valley is trailing a cold front down along the western Gulf Coast, from western LA down to southern TX. A solid band of heavy showers is moving along the front and is just about to shift into Baton Rouge. There aren’t any thunderstorms expected from this system as it moves through, but could bring some moderate to briefly heavy rains during this morning as it moves through. Activity should shift well off to the east by the early evening hours and conditions remain dry overnight into Sunday. Clouds are expected to decrease throughout the day Sunday as the front moves off to the east and high pressure builds down into the Southern Plains. Temperatures will be significantly colder than they are now, dipping pretty close to freezing on Monday morning, but they should rebound into the low 60s to kick off the workweek.

Sunday: Decreasing clouds, noticeably cooler. High 55, Low 37.
Monday: Sunny. High 61, Low 34.

TWC: Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 54, Low 38.
Monday: Sunny. High 61, Low 33.

AW: Sunday: Mostly sunny and cooler. High 53, Low 36.
Monday: Sunny and warmer. High 60, Low 30.

NWS: Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 54, Low 40.
Monday: Sunny. High 59, Low 32.

WB: Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 54, Low
Monday: Sunny. High 59, Low 32.

Here we see a band of showers moving into the area along the cold front. After today, it should be a nice few days coming up!

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Say, weren’t we just here? Let’s see how much change a day can bring.

At 1053AM, CT, Baton Rouge was reporting a temperature of 64 degrees with clear skies. High pressure continued to dominate the southeastern United States, with a southerly flow off the Gulf of Mexico leading to some high clouds to the north of town and even a bit of drizzle around Memphis.
Contrary to the forecast yesterday, it appears that the surface ridge won’t slide east quite as much as had been initially anticipated, and the southerly flow isn’t anticipated to move to southeastern Louisiana over the course of the next two days. Expect sunny days and perhaps a degree or two more of warmth.
Tomorrow – Sunny, High 76, Low 53
Monday – Sunshine continues, High 78, Low 52

TWC: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy High 76, Low 54
Monday – Sunny High 76, Low 51

AW: Tomorrow – Intervals of clouds and sun High 74, Low 54
Monday – Partly sunny and nice High 76, Low 50

NWS: Tomorrow – Partly sunny, High 77, Low 53
Monday – Sunny High 76, Low 50

WB: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy. High 77, Low 53
Monday – Sunny, High 77, Low 50

On satellite, you can see the high clouds I was referencing earlier. Check it out.
Baton Rouge

Gadsden, Alabama to Baton Rouge, Louisiana

It’s hot everywhere today, and today’s road trip will take us through part of the world that is always warm. How warm will we be for the 7 hours of today’s trip? More importantly, how stormy will it be over these 455 miles? At 65.8mph, we will certainly find out.

All told, things are going to take a little while to get going tomorrow. The pattern, oddly enough, has been four waves to retrograde from the Carolinas west through the Lower Mississippi Valley and into the Southern Plains. The most recent wave will be in the ArkLaTex by the time we head out tomorrow, which will mean that there won’t be significant organization to the showers and storms as we head south, aside from the fact that they usually start to the south and drift north through the afternoon. We may stay dry a little bit longer in the morning, but that only means the first hour or so of our trip will have a lower risk of thunderstorms. So we should probably be dry from Gadsden to Tuscaloosa, but it’s not much of a stretch that we could be in and out of thunderstorms from there on to Baton Rouge.
Baton Rouge