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.