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Naples, Florida to Washington, DC

Another day, another road trip that will last almost exactly 2 days. The trip is 1062 miles and will spendd quite a bit of time on I-95. As a result, the pace of the trip will be about 66.7mph. Cruisin’ That will put us more than halfway to our destination, but only just. The day will be through after 533.5 miles, or thereabout. Let’s venture off to the nation’s capital, though it will be tough to leave these beaches behind.

DAY ONE (Sunday)
The southeast is presently outside of the daily thunderstorm season and currently under a nice dome of high pressure. Temperatures aren’t going to be overbearingly hot and sticky, so stopping for lunch or gas or just driving with the windows down will be pretty nice, especially in Florida. The trek will take us through Jacksonville and Savannnah and eventually to Yemassee, South Carolina, which is in the far southern part of the state.

DAY TWO (Monday)
High pressure is retreating into the ocean at this time, and by the time we leave Yemassee,, a weak area of low pressure moving into the Great Lakes and the back end of the ridge will couple to induce a southwesterly flow pumping warm air into the region. Those pleasant temperatures we saw as far north as Yemassee will filter right on up to DC. It will be a great day for checking out some monuments.

Naples, Florida

We’re headed down to southwest Florida, and the beautiful city of Naples, not far from my parents’ home away from home, Estero.

At 653PM, ET, Naples was reporting a temperature of 78 degrees with mostly sunny skies. An area of low pressure over the northern Bahamas was inducing an easterly flow across southern Florida, which is helping to stabilize the area, leading to a beautiful evening on the Gulf Coast.
Flow will switch to come out of the west-northwest, not only at the surface but aloft as well. There may be a little bit of haze in the morning as a result, but without shear, there won’t be a threat for thunderstorms. Instead, expect a gorgeous weekend.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 82, Low 65
Sunday – Sunny skies, High 83, Low 62

TWC: Tomorrow – Sunny High 84, Low 65
Sunday – Sunny High 84, Low 64

AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny High 82, Low 66
Sunday – Pleasant with plenty of sunshine High 83, Low 65

NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny High 81, Low 66
Sunday – Sunny High 82, Low 66

WB: Tomorrow – Sunny High 82, Low 65
Sunday – Sunny High 82, Low 65

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny High 81, Low 66
Sunday – Mostly Sunny High 82, Low 66

That’s quite the dreamy forecast, isn’t it? Not too hot, sunny, on a beach. Here is the satellite, showing the area of low pressure shifting away from the Sunshine State

Cooler Temperatures Surprise

The forecast for Naples called for a fairly quiet weather pattern over the area, and Mother Nature delivered. A couple days of varying amounts of sunshine moved through the region, but temperatures stayed well below expected on Thursday for the afternoon hours. Skies were mostly clear during it, so not exactly sure what kept temperatures in the mid 70s instead of cracking into the 80s, other than perhaps an elevated westerly wind. Accuweather narrowly edged out the Weather Channel and Victoria Weather for the win by a single degree.

Thursday: High 74, Low 61.
Friday: High 84, Low 63.
Forecast Grade: B

Lake Charles, Louisiana to Naples, Florida

Time for a quick little trip along the Gulf Coast. It’s a two day trip to get from southwest Louisiana to southwest Florida covering nearly a thousand miles. The drive is going to be at a pace of nearly 68mph, which means our first day of traveling will be through after 543 miles on the day. That’s a pretty good pace, so don’t forget to stop and take in the scenery. Let’s be on our way!

Lake Charles
Not only will we be covering some beautiful terrain, we will be doing so in excellent weather conditions. While there might be some fog early in the day, we won’t have any other issues. Temperatures are going to be in the 70s for most of the trip. We won’t turn south until Friday, and the day will end in Quincey, Florida, west of Tallahassee.

The second day won’t be much worse. There will be a threat for some passing clouds across the region, and around Tampa, one of them might squeeze out a rain drop or two. Still, it won’t be enough to disrupt our day a whole lot. Naples will be warm an inviting, but we didn’t really have much to go wrong on the way down.

Naples, Florida

There are a lot worse places to be this time of year than south Florida. Let’s see what the forecast has to offer.

At 353PM, ET, Naples was reporting a temperature of 73 degrees with clear skies. High pressure remains in place across the Florida Peninsula, and for the most part, the synoptic pattern is riding well north of Florida, and it may do well to note the Tropics for the next 48 hours at least.
While high pressure lies across the southeastern US, a weak wave will move through the Florida Strait overnight. While most of the activity induced by this wave will fall over Cuba, there is a slight chance for some clouds and even a spot of early morning drizzle in the Everglades, but Naples should stay dry. This is the only threat on the horizon for southwest Florida, however, and a pair of wonderful days are ahead.
Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy early Then clearing, High 81, Low 63
Friday – Sunny, High 84, Low 64

TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny High 80, Low 64
Friday – Mostly Sunny High 84, Low 64

AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny High 80, Low 62
Friday – Sunshine mixing with some clouds High 82, Low 63

NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 77, Low 65
Friday – Sunny High 80, Low 66

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. High 78, Low 66
Friday – Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. High 84, Low 65

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny High 82, Low 64
Friday – Partly Cloudy High 84, Low 64

A look at the satellite shows how quiet the pattern is for the southeast. That’s a little bit of good news, right?

Nicked in Naples

A massive system moved through the southeast and then up along the east coast over the past 48 hours. It wasn’t quite as publicized, but the cold front associated with this storm moved through Florida and brought rain and some heavy thunderstorms. There were severe thunderstorms and tornadoes east of Tampa. It didn’t quite clip Naples as hard as it did the central part of the state, but they did encounter showers and embedded thunderstorms as the system made its way up the coast. Naples saw a high of 82 on Wednesday dip into the 70s for a high yesterday following the passage of the system. They also saw more than half an inch of rain. Thanks goodness it wasn’t snow! Victoria-Weather had the top forecast in Florida.
Actuals: Wednesday – .42 inches of rain, High 82, Low 59
Thursday – .13 inches of rain, High 71, Low 56

Grade: B

Naples, Florida

We are headed to sunny south Florida for this forecast. Of course, it won’t be sunny while we are down there. Let’s check it out.

At 1253PM, ET, Naples was reporting a temperature of 78 degrees with sunny skies. A boundary was extending from the bight of Georgia across north Florida into the Gulf of Mexico. An upper level trough is moving into the southern Plains, and will become associated with the tail of the front tomorrow night, with low pressure developing over the western Gulf and the boundary beginning to ;oft north as a warm front.
As the upper level trough narrows and pivots into the southeastern US, the system will generate more familiar frontal boundaries, with a snowy, icy warm front through Georgia and the Carolinas, and a cold front over the eastern Gulf. This front will move into the Naples area tomorrow in the late evening, with rain and some isolated thunderstorms becoming heavy overnight. The heavy bit of rain will move through before sunrise, but subsequent westerly flow and moisture may lead to some clouds and isolated showers. The low on Thursday will be non standard.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny and warm, with very late rain, High 83, Low 62
Thursday – Early rain, isolated thunderstorms, then mostly cloudy with isolated showers, High 72, Low 57

TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny (late rain/storms) High 82, Low 60
Thursday – AM Showers / Wind High 70, Low 66

AW: Tomorrow – Sun and some clouds (late storms) High 81, Low 62
Thursday – Breezy and not as warm with clouds giving way to some sun High 71, Low 65

NWS: Tomorrow – A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. High 79, Low 64
Thursday – A chance of thunderstorms before 8am. Mostly sunny, High 70, Low 54

WB: Tomorrow – Partly sunny in the morning…then mostly cloudy with a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.High 79, Low 65
Thursday – Mostly sunny and windy. High 71, Low 67

WN: Tomorrow – Scattered Showers High 81, Low 64
Thursday – Partly Cloudy High 72, Low 66

Oh dear, WeatherNews is very hurt by the fact that they don’t break down their forecast. It’s a sure miss that they will receive on the precipitation on Thursday. They do have some scattered storms on Wednesday night, but the day forecast says nothing. So tough. Here is the satellite for the clouds inthe area already.

Straight A’s

With school starting almost everywhere today, it’s only appropriate than nearly everyone had an “A” temperature forecast for Naples on Saturday. In fact, there would have been a 4 way tie atop the leaderboard if everyone had said there would be no rain this weekend, but alas, everyone was docked at least a couple points, and only Victoria-Weather and the Weather Service could be awarded the top grade. Weatherbug gets the dunce cap, falling way off the pace.
Actuals: Sunday, High 93, Low 75
Monday – High 90, Low 74

Grade: B

Ft Walton Beach, Florida to Naples, Florida

Today’s road trip takes us 600 miles from Ft. Walton Beach to Naples. All-day, all-Florida, all-fun! Well, we’ll see about the 3rd part, but that’s a lot of one-state driving for one day. Will we encounter some storms? Let’s find out!

It’s going to be a long day of driving today, so we’re going to get a start on it early! Activity along the Gulf Coast has been largely absent the last couple of mornings, mainly due somewhat to the subsidence going out on the periphery of Issac’s remnants meandering through the Ohio Valley. A quiet morning is expected as we head east towards Tallahassee. A couple of showers are possible as we near Lake City towards midday, then we head southbound on I-75. We’ll take it all the way down the western side of the Peninsula through the afternoon and evening hours, dodging just a couple isolated thunderstorms along the way. By late evening, most of the activity should have dissipated, and be smooth sailing into Naples!

Naples, Florida

Happy Labor Day weekend to everybody! Hopefully you will have an enjoyable weekend with friends and family. Let’s take a look at what southern Florida will encounter for the next couple of days.

At 6:53pm EDT, the temperature at Naples, FL was 89 degrees under fair skies. High pressure is in control of the Northeast and Southeast US currently, which is keeping Isaac’s remnants moving very slowly over the Ohio Valley. However, that means more subdued thunderstorm activity over the region, including the Florida Peninsula! There will be some isolated activity, though I think Naples will escape it for Sunday. On Labor Day, it looks like there will be more of the same, but just a bit more activity will be able to bubble up during the afternoon as the high weakens a tad. Overall, it’s looking like a rather pleasant holiday weekend for the fine folks of South Florida!

Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 90, Low 75.
Labor Day: An isolated thunderstorm possible. High 91, Low 74.

TWC: Sunday: Isolated thunderstorms. High 90, Low 74.
Labor Day: More isolated thunderstorms. High 90, Low 74.

AW: Sunday: A couple scattered thunderstorms. High 91, Low 75.
Labor Day: An afternoon thunderstorm in the area. High 90, Low 76

NWS: Sunday: Sunny. High 91, Low 75.
Labor Day: Slight chance of thunderstorms. High 88, Low 74.

WB: Sunday: Partly sunny. High 88, Low 74.
Labor Day: Few scattered thunderstorms. High 87, Low 75.

Here we see most of the Southeast is quiet under the high pressure prevailing throughout the region, outside of a couple bands of thunderstorms feeding up into Isaac.