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Lima, Ohio to Cleveland, Tennessee

Today we embark on a one-day trip through the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. Only 455 miles separate Lima, OH and Cleveland, TN, will be be a easy trip, or will weather slow our arrival? Let’s find out!


A strong area of low pressure is lifting northeast through the Eastern Great Lakes, trailing a strong cold front down along the Appalachians into the Central Gulf of Mexico. Luckily, the heavy rains and thunderstorms that have been affecting the Deep South will have pushed east of our route by the time we start the day, so that’s one less thing to worry about. Some light fog and rain showers will be scattered around the area as we head south towards Cincy. As we push through eastern Kentucky, there might be some rain/snow showers as the temperatures in the region start to plummet behind the cold front. They won’t be particularly strong though, and shouldn’t inhibit our progress as we continue into Tennessee. A couple light showers might persist into the evening as we approach Cleveland, but overall the afternoon and evening hours should be quieter than how we started the day.


Not Hotter in Cleveland

This past weeks’ area of high pressure that moved through the Eastern US brought some much needed dry time after the thorough soaking that hit the region. Also, temperatures were noticeably cooler under this dome of high pressure, which caused most of the forecasts for Cleveland to go awry, as temperatures were expected to rebound much faster than they did. I don’t think many residents of eastern TN cared much about the too warm forecast, however, as a pair of pleasant days were had by all! The Weather Channel took home the win.

Wednesday: High 78, Low 57.
Thursday: High 82, Low 57.
Forecast Grade: B

Cleveland, Tennessee to Vineland, New Jersey

We’re taking a quick day and a half excursion from southeastern Tennessee to southern New Jersey. I think it will be pretty ok for the 712.75 miles we travel. We will have a quick pace of 64mph, which means 512 miles on day one, and 200 for Friday. Let’s head for the Garden State!

DAY ONE (Thursday)
The best thing about this trip is tht we will sneak east of the Appalachians pretty early in the day. We won’t stray too far to the east from the hills on I-81, but a weak trough moving through the region won’t be able to carry moisture over the chain, and we will be far enough east to stay dry. Maybe we will see a stray cloud or two, but that’s about it. We will take an eastward turn towards D.C. and end up in Markham, Virginia at the end of the day.

DAY TWO (Friday)
Regardless of what happens on Thursday, I can say with confidence that it will be dry on Friday. The biggest issue is that our drive takes us through Washington, Baltimore and the south side of Philadelphia, and navigating that much traffic will certainly be a chore. No weather to worry about, however.

System works in some warm air.

In Cleveland, forecast outlets were anticipating that, on the north side of a massive area of low pressure moving through the center of the country, temperatures would be kept in check by a great deal of rain. The rain came, but the temperatures soared too. The real surprise came yesterday when, despite clouds and .7″ of rain, the high temperature was 77 degrees. Nobody did great with this unusually warm forecast, but The Weather Channel did the least bad.
Actuals: Monday – .16″ of rain, High 56, Low 47
Tuesday – .7″ of rain/thunderstorms, High 77, Low 54

Grade: C

Cleveland, Ohio

I was in Cleveland earlier this month. It was a little chilly, and rather rainy. Can we expect more of the same to begin this week?

At 1251PM, ET, Cleveland was reporting a temperature of 50 degrees. The flow was off of Lake Erie, and on the lakefront, temperatures were only in the mid 40s. While a severe outbreak is on the horizon for the central Plains today, a warm up is expected in Cleveland, as the fertile air cycles in ahead of the area of low pressure.
Starting as early tomorrow, however, that flow will begin to tap into the cold front bringing the heavy weather to the Mississippi Valley. Tomorrow will start dry, but the warm front will move into the region in the late morning, starting a day filled with stratiform rain. The warm sector will move through in the afternoon, and an extremely active prefrontal trough will bring thunderstorms to the region starting in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, and will bring very heavy rain to the region. The cold front itself won’t be in town until the next morning, so a precipitous drop in temperatures is not expected.
Tomorrow – Rain, High 59, Low 42
Tuesday – Bands of heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms… but warmer! High 62, Low 51

TWC: Tomorrow – Rain / Thunder High 55, Low 45
Tuesday – Rain / Thunder High 64, Low 55

AW: Tomorrow – Periods of rain from late morning on High 60, Low 42
Tuesday – Breezy; some rain and a thunderstorm in the morning followed by a t-storm in the afternoon High 67, Low 51

NWS: Tomorrow – A chance of showers, then occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm High 64, Low 45
Tuesday – Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Cloudy, High 70, Low 55

WB: Tomorrow – Cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning…then occasional showers with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 64, Low 45
Tuesday – Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. High 69, Low 55

WN: Tomorrow – Isolated Showers High 64, Low 45
Tuesday – Occasional Showers High 70, Low 55

Take a a look at the satellite. That is a daunting wave headed into the Ohio Valley.

Clear skies and varying temperatures

Cleveland, Tennessee was plenty sunny over the past two days. During the day, the sunshine led to temperatures that warmed into the low 70s by Thursday. Overnight, however, the clear skies allowed for a rapid drop in temperature, with lows plummeting to the mid 30s on Thursday morning. On a side note, it’s nice to see Cleveland is making observations 24 hours a day now, so that’s nice. Because of this, Weatherbug was able to qualify for a valid forecast victory.
Actuals: Wednesday, High 66, Low 42
Thursday – High 73, Low 35

Grade: B

Cleveland, Tennessee

Today we’re off to Cleveland!…Tennessee that is. It’s a lot closer to Chattanooga than Lake Erie. What is going on in this rocking city of the south?

At 653PM EDT, the temperature at Cleveland, TN was 62 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. As mentioned in yesterday’s San Antonio forecast, there’s an upper trough swinging through the Mid-MS Valley and through the eastern US, in wake of a potent cold front that brought severe weather to the Southeast. Scattered showers and thunderstorms have been found throughout the region today, but thankfully that activity will be dying down overnight as the trough departs the region. In it’s place, high pressure is expected to take hold throughout the day tomorrow and into Thursday, making for dry conditions and warmer temps as the weekend approaches. Nothing like some low-70s to make it feel like spring is in full swing!

Wednesday: Spotty AM shower, dries out by dawn. Sunny and pleasant day. High 65, Low 45.
Thursday: Sunny and warmer. High 71, Low 42.

TWC: Wednesday: Isolated early AM thundershowers. Sunny during the day. High 66, Low 44.
Thursday: Sunny. High 72, Low 40.

AW: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a tstorm overnight, mostly sunny during the day. High 64, Low 44.
Thursday: Pleasant and warmer. High 71, Low 40.

NWS: Wednesday: Chance of morning showers, then gradually becoming sunny. High 65, Low 44.
Thursday: Sunny. High 73, Low 40.

WB: Wednesday: Chance of some morning showers, perhaps a thunderstorm. Mostly sunny during the day. High 66, Low 43.
Thursday: Sunny. High 74, Low 39.

WN: Wednesday: Some morning showers, then mostly sunny. High 64, Low 39
Thursday: Sunny. High 73, Low 48.

We see the scattered shower activity associated with the trough moving through. This will be ending overnight, then a couple of nice days in store for the area!

Cleveland, Tennessee to Hot Springs, Arkansas

We are only going to be driving through two states on our voyage today, but traveling the length of Tennessee is bound to take some time. It’s going to be a full day of driving to cover 556.6 miles. The drive will take us through Chattanooga, Nashville, Memphis and Little Rock as well, so the pace will only be about 63.3mph. Let’s see some of the mid-South!


There will be a band of showers working its way across the Mississippi Valley tomorrow. The rain won’t be heavy, and it will be a nice change from all the snow we’ve been seeing this winter. In fact, there might be celebrating as we drive through Tennessee. It seems like spring! It will be dry for the first couple of hours of our drive, but the rain will be a possibility from Nashville to Memphis, and it may continue from Memphis to Little Rock. The moon will be peeking out, though, as we make our arrival in Hot Springs, an Tuesday looks even better. No snow!
Hot Springs

Dodging a snowy bullet

The last two days have been fairly rough for the eastern Seaboard. Snow and ice strafed the major metropolitan areas on the coast and even provided some icy, snowy problems as far inland as Pittsburgh. In Cleveland, however, ice was avoided, and they only saw a trace of snow from Sunday evening into Monday morning. The National Weather Service did the best job with this forecast, mostly because they had the lowest temperatures. Those temperatures were so cold, by the way, because the whole system avoided Cleveland. But yes, congratulations, NWS, you had the top spot.
Actuals: Sunday, Trace of snow, High 30, Low 19
Monday – Trace of rain/snow, High 35, Low 26

Grade: A

Cleveland, Ohio to Akron, Ohio

Ah yes, the periodic extremely short road trip. It takes less than an hour to get from Cleveland to Akron, and we will be moving at a pace of about 51.5mph over less than 40 miles. The travel time will be significantly impacted by stoplights. Let’s get this over with.

I would be a little bit worried about some snow showers throughout this drive. A weak low coming through the Great Lakes now is going to move into Canada, and by tomorrow morning, there will be a bit of a northwesterly component off of Lake Erie. As we head south, snow will become less and less likely, but still can’t be ruled out in Akron.