Make no mistake, we are about to undertake a pretty long road trip, but if I’m being completely honest, this trip isn’t quite as long as I thought it would be. It will take 4 days to trek from Georgia to California, a trip of 2175 miles. The daily drive will be a nice 544 miles, at a pace of 68mph. It’s an active pattern in the northern part of the country, so let’s see if we can expect any trouble to the south as well.
DAY ONE (Monday)
The Southeast is enjoying a pretty nice start to their weekend, but as it often happens, things are going to fall apart on Sunday. Low pressure will develop in the Plains and will start to scoot through the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys, A weak cold front will slice through Mississippi and Alabama as we head west. There won’t be a great deal of moisture, but there will be a threat for a spot of showers or thunderstorm activity between about Selma, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi. The post frontal wind will make things
DAY TWO (Monday)
Clear skies will move in behind the front, weak though it may be, with cold air moving into Texas. The next system isn’t far behind, so the cold air will get replaced fairly swiftly as well. There might be some brisk winds, but the drive through north Texas should be pretty manageable. We’re going to make it to Amarillo before our first day of travel concludes.
DAY THREE (Tuesday)
The back end of low pressure developing late on Monday will be what we are left with by Tuesday morning as we depart. Most of the rain will shuttle through central Texas as cold air sinks into west Texas, meaning a chance for flurries in the Panhandle as we get going. The snow will clear up a bit in eastern New Mexico, but flurries are a possibility to return in the higher terrain in the western part of the state Arizona looks like it will be in good shape by Tuesday afternoon, however, and our stop near Winslow will be just fine.
DAY FOUR (Wednesday)
This is the type of day I’m sure we would all expect driving through the southwest. There isn’t much threat for any precipitation, and though it will be cooler than normal, the recent rain and snow will also mean that dust will be at a minimum, while any plants in the area will probably be in bloom. The day looks good in Bakersfield on Wednesday, though Thursday might be a bit