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Macon, Georgia to Lansing, Michigan

Let’s all hit the road, shall we? Our drive through the western side of the Appalachians and up towards the Great Lakes will take a day and a half as we cover 859 miles. The interstates, along with the residents of Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan will encourage a 70mph pace, and our first full day will net 559 miles.

DAY ONE (Monday)

High pressure, and fairly warm high pressure remains in control for most of the eastern United States. It’s a fairly warm high pressure too, which is good for windows being rolled down as you barrel down the highway. There is a stationary front across the Florida-Georgia border that could, in theory, bring about some isolated showers with clouds right as we get going out of Macon, but that shouldn’t last very long. There might be a bit of a pressure trough around the Smokey Mountains, but the only issue that might induce is some mountain fog as we slip through Tennessee. Other than that? No problem. We’ll make it to the northern side of Cincinnati and the suburb of Sharonville.

DAY TWO (Tuesday)
The wind might be a little bit more vigorous as we head northward out of Cincinnati towards Michigan, but we won’t really have any additional weather to contend with. Along with the warm south winds, there could be a little bit of mid level overcast, but that doesn’t dampen the roadways. It’s almost peak fall color season in Michigan, so enjoy the trip to Lansing.

Gulfport, Mississippi to Macon, Georgia

Only a one-day trip today, from the Gulf Coast to Central Georgia. Will the Southeast be quiet as we make our way to the Peach State for a weekend getaway? Let’s see!

High pressure is found throughout the Southeast today, and should be a fog-free morning as we head out of Gulfport towards Mobile, AL. No afternoon showers and storms are expected along the route, so it should be a quiet and sun-filled day for the entire route! Easy peasy!

Sumter, South Carolina to Macon, Georgia

Only a 4 hour trip today, with the largest towns to bypass the relatively minor metropolises of Columbia and Augusta. It’s only 245 miles between the two towns, leaving us with a pace of 59.75. No problem, right?

sumter

South Carolina will be in the wake of a weak area of low pressure moving off the coast, and this will help us with our travel plans. We should be rain free through Augusta. Southerly flow will bring about a few more showers, though they will be more isolated. I think, since we will be arriving in the early afternoon that the drive into Macon will be entirely dry, but as we spend the afternoon there, it would be even more surprising if it remains totally dry all day.

Macon

Macon, Georgia

Our week in the southeast continues, with a trek to central Georgia in the plans.

At 953PM, ET, Macon was reporting a temperature of 68 degrees with overcast skies. Clouds were widespread across the region, with a healthy dose of rain across the southern third of the state, particularly in the southwestern corner.  A weak mid-level wave was evident on radar over north Florida, producing heavy rain and thunderstorms from Jacksonville to Fort Myers, as well as the band trailing south of Macon.
The wave will shift off shore and will begin to organize into a more well evolved cyclonic feature. This won’t lead to a real dry flow back filling the pattern, unfortunately. An upper level boundary over the Ohio Valley will continue to induce a southerly flow across the region.  The upper level feature will dissipate through the period, but in its absence, surface high pressure will build over the northeastern US. Tomorrow, showers and storms will be general and isolated, attempting to feed into the Ohio Valley, but activity will be more widespread on Thursday as it will be trapped over central Georgia, with moisture unable to continue further north. Severe weather is not expected, as activity will simply be “heat of the day” type storminess.
Tomorrow – Scattered showers, Isolated thunderstorms, High 81, Low 65
Thursday – Rain and thunderstorms likely, High 85, Low 65

TWC: Tomorrow – A few showers early with overcast skies later in the day. Thunder possible High 83, Low 64
Thursday – A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 81, Low 65

AW: Tomorrow – Intervals of clouds and sunshine with a shower or thunderstorm around in the afternoon High 83, Low 64
Thursday – Rather cloudy with a shower or thunderstorm around High 85, Low 63

NWS: Tomorrow – A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Patchy dense fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, High 83, Low 65
Thursday – A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 8am. Mostly cloudy High 82, Low 65

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. High 84, Low 64
Thursday – Showers likely with a chance of thundertorms. High 77, Low 65

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Cloudy with Isolated Showers High 82, Low 66
Thursday – Mostly Cloudy with Scattered Showers High 82, Low 64

FIO: Tomorrow – Drizzle until afternoon, starting again in the evening.High 84, Low 64
Thursday – Light rain starting in the afternoon. High 85, Low 66

There won’t be a well organized system around Macon, but the flow, temperature and humidity will mean it should still be pretty active.  Look at how busy it is right now.

MAcon

Starry nights, best enjoyed with a jacket

It seemed like there was a layer of clouds moving into central Georgia, poised to smother Macon and keep temperatures from dropping off significantly, even while not bringing much moisture with it. Well, there was no moisture. Instead, the skies cleared and warm air was able to radiate out. Those that anticipated the clearing had cooler forecast lows and ended up with better forecasts. The best forecast belonged to WeatherNation, who ran away with victory.
Actuals: Friday – High 59, Low 35
Saturday – High 63, Low 33

Grade A-D

Canton, Ohio to Macon, Georgia

There isn’t much good about this route. It takes us north to south through the Appalachians first, and then through a well populated tract of the southeast, through Winston Salem, Charlotte, Columbia, Augusta and eventually into Macon. As a result, expect to take a day and a half to accomplish this trek and a pace of 65.2mph. Kinda slow for Google.

DAY ONE (Friday)
Canton
High pressure is in chargeover the Ohio Valley, and it will build across the southeast through the day tomorrow. Tempertatures are still a little cool across the region, but it IS December. Don’t complain. Clear roads are all we could ask for. We will make it through the treacherous part of the drive, passing through West Virginia, western Virginia and western North Carolina. It will flatten out in South Carolina, and we will stop for the night in Blytheville, north of Columbia.

DAY TWO (Saturday)
More of the same, but warmer than 50. The westerly drive through South Carolina and into central Georgia will be backed by a light breeze. I’ve been to Macon. Nice town. Hope you enjoy it too.
Macon

Macon, Georgia

Tomorrow – Sunny, High 57 Low 41
Saturday – Sunny, High 59, Low 40

TWC: Tomorrow – Mainly sunny, High 59, Low 39
Saturday – Sunny skies, High 61, Low 37

AW: Tomorrow – Plenty of sunshine High 59, Low 36
Saturday – Mostly sunny High 60, Low 35

NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny High 58, Low 38
Saturday – Sunny High 60, Low 34

WB: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 58, Low 38
Saturday – Sunny, High 60, Low 34

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 59, Low 37
Saturday – Mostly sunny, High 61, Low 34

FIO: Tomorrow – Clear throughout the day. High 58, Low 37
Saturday – Partly cloudy in the morning. High 63, Low 38

So, it’s pretty quiet nationwide, Macon included. Enjoy the video!

Macon mud

It was a nice warm Halloween in Macon, a good day for trick or treating, where costumed kids didn’t have to worry about adding layers over or under their disguises. And then the rains came. The beginning of November was significantly different because of those rains, with over an inch of rain coming to central Georgia and knocking down temperatures by 7 degrees. Accuweather tied with Victoria-Weather for the top forecast as the month turned over.
Actuals: Thursday – .01 inches of rain, High 80, Low 52
Friday – 1.2 inches of rain, High 73, Low 61

Grade: C

Ann Arbor, Michigan to Macon, Georgia

Let’s hit the road for a day and a half, shall we? Our day will cover 793 miles on this trip, which we will cover at a pace of 62.3mph. Not the fastest trip we have ever taken, but the weather won’t necessarily be the most agreeable. Day one, the longer of the two days, will be over after 498 miles of driving.

DAY ONE
Ann Arbor
An area of low pressure moving into the Great Lakes will ensure a rainy start as we head out of Ann Arbor. The rain will continue as we head into Ohio, but south of Lima, we will get into a dry bit of highway all the way south to Lexington. For a bit, the cold front will catch up with us south of Lexington. Quite torrential rain will make things difficult through southern Kentucky, but the system will slow down through the day, and we may get out ahead of it again by the time we reach Knoxville, where we will stop for the night and await the rain.

DAY TWO
The rain is going to plow through Knoxville overnight, and we should be able to make it through Tennessee relatively unscathed. It isn’t entirely clear how far south the front will make it by the time we reach Georgia, but it’s possible that we immediately encounter rain when we cross into the state. More likely, we will hit the rain somewhere around Atlanta. What is assured is that we will see rain when we reach Macon.
Macon

Macon, Georgia

Central Georgia is the destination for this afternoon’s forecasting fun. Will the weather get a little spooky on Halloween?

At 1253PM, ET, Macon was reporting a temperature of 77 degrees with clear skies and a light southerly wind. There is one dominant feature across the country, a developing area of surface low pressure and an already well evidenced line of showers and thunderstorms along a cold front through the Mississippi Valley. In the short term for Macon, high pressure dominates the East.
Much of the momentum of this system will be directed from southwest to northeast as the low develops. This will slow the progress of the front itself, and also rob it of the energy it is seeing today in the southern Plains. The boundary will eventually arrive in Macon with a threat for showers and embedded thunderstorms, but it won’t do so until Friday evening, long after Macon has enjoyed another day and a half of warm sunny conditions.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, with clouds increasing late. High 81, Low 54
Friday – Mostly cloudy, with rain and thunderstorms possible in the evening, High 75, Low 59

TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly Cloudy High 81, Low 56
Friday – T-Storms High 73, Low 65

AW: Tomorrow – Humid with intervals of clouds and sun High 80, Low 53
Friday – Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms; watch for flooding High 76, Low 64

NWS: Tomorrow – Patchy fog between 7am and 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, High 81, Low 55
Friday – A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 8am. High 75, Low 65

WB: Tomorrow – Partly sunny. High 80, Low 55
Friday – Showers with a chance of thunderstorms High 75, Low 64

I am the only one who anticipates a non standard day on Friday, so we will see how temperatures respond in the evening, and how fast things start to cool off. You can definitely make out where this monster system is right now, generally west of the Mississippi.
Macon