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Sun out, temps up

As a system pulled away from the Carolina Upstate as the weekend began, temperatures really started to climb in Greenville. After starting with a high of only 71 on Friday, the weekend began with a spike to the mid 80s. Precipitation that had been in the area shifted to the northeast late in the week, and things really warmed up with the sun out on Saturday. The cheeriest, sunniest forecast belonged to Weatherbug, and they ended up with the top forecast for the day.
Actuals: Friday, Rain, shortly after midnight, High 71, Low 50
Saturday – High 84, Low 51

Grade A-B

Greenville, South Carolina

Today definitely got away from me, but we’re here with a really quick forecast. We’ve been here recently…

At 253AM, ET, Greenville was reporting a temperature of 52 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. An area of low pressure part of a sharp upper level trough digging into the Carolinas was triggering a tightly circulating low over Virginia. There was rain and clouds over North Carolina and Virginia, but clearer, drier air being pulled into the South Carolina Piedmont.
The upper level trough is caught up in the prevailing flow, which means that it will continue to move, in this case, being pulled off shore. As a result, expect a quiet sultry couple of days ahead in the South Carolina Upstate.
Tomorrow – Clearing, warm and muggy, High72, Low 49
Saturday – Mostly sunny, High 81, Low 52

TWC: Tomorrow – A few passing clouds, otherwise generally sunny.  High 73, Low 48
Saturday – Mostly sunny skies. High 83, Low 49

AW: Tomorrow – Intervals of clouds and sun with a shower in spots High 73, Low 49
Saturday – Warmer with periods of clouds and sunshine High 81, Low 49

NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 71, Low 48
Saturday – Sunny, High 80, Low 50

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 70, Low 50
Saturday – Sunny, High 81, Low 52

WN: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy High 72, Low 48
Saturday – Mostly Sunny, High 81, Low 52

FIO: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening. High 69, Low 50
Saturday – Clear throughout the day. High 81, Low 48

So there we go. Nice to head towards the weekend looking at a pretty decent forecast. Here is the satellite showing off the tightly wound low to the north of Souh Carolina.


Greenville, North Carolina to San Antonio, Texas

Another trek, this time a little longer than the one we went on yesterday. We’re going for 2 1/2 days, from eastern North Carolina to South Texas, covering about 1465 miles. Our pace will be quite brisk, at 68.3mph, which will lead to pretty expansive days, covering 546 miles, covering the rest of the drive on Friday. That’s a lot of driving! Let’s see what happens on these geographically vast adventures.

DAY ONE (Tuesday)
There is a heretofore inactive cold front sliding east towards the Appalachians, and it will near our route as we head westward. We will generally stay to the south of the boundary, but there is a good chance we will see temperatures and dew points on the rise no matter where we go. Expect a few clouds across the LaGrange, Georgia area as we finish our day, but no significant weather concerns. Maybe traffic issues in Atlanta, but no weather issues.

DAY TWO (Wednesday)
We’ll be off with no issues from LaGrange, and until we reach the Mobile area. After that point, we will be dodging thunderstorms for the rest of the way as we head west along the Coast. Some of the storms will be heavy, but the nature of the supporting atmospheric conditions suggests that none of the activity will be severe, but it will be very heavy at times. Southern Louisiana is very stormy and always catches these sea breeze storms the worst, so when we stop in Jennings, between Lafayette and Lake Charles, it may be in a downpour.

DAY THREE (Thursday)
A weak area of low pressure moving into southern Texas suggests that, unlike normal, our storm activity in the Gulf region will continue overnight. That means there will still be a few showers and storms as we get underway on Thursdat morning, and that activity will be possible all the way into San Antonio. The rain and thunder will be lighter than it was on Wednesday, but will nevertheless be a constant threat until we reach San Antonio.

Cape Coral, Florida to Greenville, North Carolina

We’re on the move again. Today is the first of a few road trips in a row, taking a day and a half up the coast, from the Gulf Coast of Florida to the eastern half of North Carolina. The trip covers 823 miles, which we will cover at a pace of 67.4mph. That will net us about 539 miles on our first day of travelling, with the change coming on the first part of Wednesday. Let’s see what lies ahead.

DAY ONE (Tuesday)
Cape Coral
The central and northern parts of the country are very active right now, and when the north is active, it needs to tap into moisture. It gets that moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, which means a southerly flow across coastal regions. Tomorrow morning as our day gets started, don’t be surprised to see quite a bit of fog as we get going, and some of that dense fog will obscure our route all the way to about Ocala. After things warm up, though, the fog will begin to burn off, giving way to sun. There won’t be any rain or thunder, despite how ominously the day starts. We will be able to drive through Jacksonville, Savannnah and on to St. George, South Carolina with nary a drop of rain.

DAY TWO (Wednesday)
Flow will be brisk and southerly as we head from St. George to Greenville as an area of low pressure in the Great Lakes generates strong circulation, including a cold front abutting the Appalachins. Mostly though, what we will notice will be the warmth in the Carolinas, despite partly to mostly cloudy skies. f ever there was a good time to be in Greenville, North Carolina, it would be this Wednesday.

Clouds Throw A Curve

Forecasts expected rain on both days pretty much across the board, so with a combined 0.32″ across Monday and Tuesday, that part was well-handled. The temperatures, however, were a big miss in Greenville on Tuesday. The clouds were expected to push out during the day, allowing temps to push into the 50s. That never happened, and in fact, most of the rain came on Tuesday evening. No bueno. The Weather Channel took home the top spot, buoyed by their perfect Monday forecast.

Monday: 0.04″ of rain. High 51, Low 37.
Tuesday: 0.28″ of rain. High 44, Low 37.
Forecast Grade: C

Greenville, North Carolina to Greenville, South Carolina

I can barely comprehend what’s going on right now. Greenville is about 5 hours from Greenville. It’s a 346 miles to pass from one Carolina to the other, which puts the average rate of speed from Greenville to Greenville at 64.9mph. So many Greenvilles, so many Carolinas.


Our developing area of low pressure off the Carolina coast is expected to start pumping moisture into the eastern Carolinas by this evening, and will even fall on the North Carolina version of Greenville by midnight. Cooler air will sidle into the North Carolina by the time we depart on Monday. Precipitation will be wrapping up as we leave, but it is likely to be cloudy through North Carolina, and we may have to deal with a little bit of drizzle. Thicknesses seem to suggest that there could be a little bit of snow mixing in around Greensboro (too much Green, Carolinas) but with the overcast in the area, I think temperatures will remain warm enough that it won’t be a real concern. Clouds will finally begin to clear around Concord, NC, and from that point to Greenville, SC, we should be in pretty good shape. Chilly, but good shape.

Greenville, North Carolina

Part of North Carolina Weekend, we head over from Winston-Salem to Greenville, which is closer to the outer banks. Is the forecast going to be any different a day later?

At 1155AM, ET, Greenville was reporting a temperature of 46 degrees with overcast skies and a brisk northerly flow. The north winds will continue to drive temperatures down to below normal highs, but will also produce clear skies. An area of low pressure continues to develop off shore as an associated trough swings out of the Great Lakes towards the mid-Atlantic, tapping into a wave that had been standing just off shore.
As the low continues to develop, It will initially rock back to the west, bringing a few showers to the area overnight Monday into Tuesday morning. After the rain ends and the low continues it’s track towards New England, cooler air will rush in, and Tuesday night looks like it could be fairly chilly by eastern North Carolina standards.
Tomorrow – Increasing clouds, late showers. High 45, Low 37
Monday – Showers, particularly early. High 50, Low 38

TWC: Tomorrow – PM Showers, Hgh 51, Low 37
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy (early showers), High 52, Low 40

AW: Tomorrow – Cloudy (late showers) High 49, low 37
Tuesday – Intervals of clouds and sun (early showers) High 51, Low 41

NWS: Tomorrow – A chance of rain, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy High 49, Low 36
Tuesday – A chance of rain before 8am. Mostly cloudy High 54, Low 39

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain…mainly in the afternoon. High 48, Low 35
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy in the morning…then becoming partly sunny. High 55, Low 38

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Cloudy with Areas of Rain High 48, Low 36
Tuesday – Partly Cloudy (early rain) High 54, Low 39

This storm will be much worse in New England, particular on the interior part of the state. This is just another Monday for Greenville. Here is the satellite, showing the edge of a stratus field in which the low will be born over the next 48 hours.

Greenville, North Carolina to Wheeling, West Virginia

We’re doing it guys. We’re hitting the road for the 4th day in a row. I think we can take it a little bit easier this time, as we are only going to be driving for a day. It’s 576 miles between the two cities, which we will cover at a pace of about 63.9mph. If you don’t want to do the math, that means in total, it’s 9 hours between the two cities by almost any route.

It appears as though the eastern Carolinas will be sufficiently capped tomorrow morning, which means that, despite the instability and remnant surface boundaries and triggers across the region, we should kick off our day dry, albeit with some cloudy skies all around. As we head west and then north into the Virginias, I think we will avoid the free car washes. About the time we cross into southern West Virginia, however, things will likely change. For the entire drive through the Mountaineer State, we could see some fairly heavy downpours. The best chance for thunderstorms will be from Bluefield to Parkersburg (which is moist of the state) with some diminishing showers to finish the drive into Wheeling.

Boulder, Colorado to Greenville, North Carolina

Day three of 4 road trips in a row. This particular excursion will last 3 1/2 days as we head west to east through the Plains and eventually across the Appalachians. Our average speed will be about 65, and we will cover approximately 519.7 miles on days one through three, leaving the rest of the drive for Saturday to account for the remainder of the 1773 miles. Ladies and gents, on your marks, get set, GO

DAY ONE (Wednesday)
The forecast models are looking a lot like summer, that’s for sure. There will be isolated showers and storms across the central Rockies, the first whispers of the seasonal typhoon, while the eastern third of the country is seeing scattered instability showers and storms. In the middle, expect clear skies, as activity will develop in the mountains long after we depart Boulder and the instability thunderstorms will remain east of Kansas, and we won’t even make it to Topeka. The day will end in Riley County, Kansas, where it will be hot, yes, but also dry.

DAY TWO (Thursday)
Model guidance is bad right now. It knows there will be some thunderstorms, but it isn’t doing a great job of articulating exactly where the storms will be coming, or where the activity will be the most intense. It won’t be comprehensively stormy across the region we are driving through, as you may be led to believe. In fact, I would suspect that it will be clearer than it is rainy. Still, there will be a chance of an isolated thunderstorm, of which a few will bring torrential rain, generally east from Columbia, Missouri, east through Lynville, Indiana, which is our Thursday night destination. I think the early part of the day will be dry, thanks in part to the lack of forcing, but also because it will be too early in the day. Like I said, our Thursday destination will be Lynville, northeast of Evansville.

DAY THREE (Friday)
The NAM is usually less reliable with bigger systems, but can be trusted a little bit more in situations such as the one we find ourselves in. It does better with scattered thunderstorms that aren’t necessarily associated with an organized synoptic system. If it is to be believed, and there is really not a good reason not to believe it, we will be dry all the way from Lynville to Mount Airy, North Carolina, up on the Virginia border. It seems more likely that we will see a stray shower at some point, but it will be significantly drier than Thursday was. Chances will increase as the day goes on, save for West Virginia, where I think our ascent into the Appalachians will bring a greater opportunity for an isolated thunderstorm. Again, Friday night will be spent in Mount Airy.

DAY FOUR (Saturday)
There is a legitimate trend across all guidance for some moisture suppression in North Carolina by Saturday. A system developing in the upper levels over North Carolina will really come together over the North Atlantic, and will cycle drier air southward. Even the GFS has the route through the Tar Heel State completely VFR. We’ll see. It’s so far out, and the low is fairly disorganized and weak that there isn’t much confidence in the forecast, but there is a great deal of optimism for a great arrival in Greenville.

Greenville, North Carolina to South Bend, Indiana

We’re back on the road, friends! This is another two day trek, covering 894 miles. Because of a swifter than normal 63.4mph speed, we will cover 506 miles on day one. We will enjoy, therefore, a shorter drive on Monday, so that’s nice.

We have a fairly healthy cold front moving through the eastern seaboard this weekend. It’s probably ruined most weekend plans out east. Fortunately, the boundary will mostly be through North Carolina as we head out for the day on Sunday. There will be a chance for some scattered showers as far west as Greensboro, but we should come into clearer skies as we hit the Appalachians. We can enjoy the scenery, as sunny skies will take hold the entire length of West Virginia, and cool, pleasant conditions can be expected as we arrive in Macksburg, in the far southeastern corner of Ohio.

High pressure will be back in command over the Great Lakes as we head out on Monday. The relatively short drive will be sunny and pleasant, from Macksburg all the way to South Bend.
South Bend