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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Knoxville, Tennessee

It’s the Philly-Knoxville express as we head from Pennsylvania’s largest city to the Smokeys of eastern Tennessee. It’s going to take us a day and a half to get there, covering 478 miles of the 625 on the first day of the trek. It’s going to be a fairly slow drive thanks to the stretch between Philly and DC, and we’ll only be covering ground at about 59.8mph. Let’s go drivin’!


The first leg of our journey will be delightful, save for the incumbent traffic in Philadelphia, Baltimore and DC, as temperatures should be in the low 70s and there won’t be a bit of rain. A nice little ridge of high pressure is building into the Mid-Atlantic, but will also help pin some showers in the southern Appalachians. The threat for rain will pick up around Staunton, Virginia and will continue along with us right on down to the stop on our trip in Chilhowie, which is southwest of Roanoke. Isn’t that hw it always is? It starts raining as soon as we hit mountains.

A weak little area of low pressure will develop over southern Alabama and shift north to be parked between Huntsville and Chattanooga by the time we are ready to go on Monday. It will be extraordinarily wet for our short drive through the high country along the Virginia/Tennessee border. Somewhere on the order of 1-2 inches will fall around the Tri Cities just during our 3 hour drive. We’ll finally make it to Knoxville, in need of an umbrella.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We’re off to the city of brotherly love for a forecast AND a blog roundup. Check the bottom of the post to see some great Philly weather blogs.

At 1154AM, ET, Philadelphia was reporting a hazy 82 degrees, with still dispersing fog being found north of town thanks to a massive autumnal system moving into the Great Lakes. Southerly flow was being directed off of the Delaware Bay and into the Philadelphia area. It will lead to some near record temperatures today, as the system is proving to be quite effective at drawing in warm air.
Of course, on the back end of the storm, there is a very dense batch of cold air sliding into the northern Plains, chasing the hot air out. The system, however, is becoming quite wrapped up in itself, and instead of a strong line of thunderstorms later in the week, a cool occlusion with little if any precipitation is all the area should expect. Some gusty winds are possible on Saturday.
Tomrorow – Passing clouds, with some wind, High 86, low 62 (non standard)
Sunday – Clearing and cooler, High 69, Low 55

TWC: Tomorrow – A mainly sunny sky. High 84, Low 64
Sunday – Chance of showers. High 72, Low 57

AW: Tomorrow – Breezy, very warm and less humid with intervals of clouds and sunshine High 86, Low 66
Sunday – Cooler with periods of clouds and sunshine High 71, Low 56

NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 85, Low 66
Sunday – Mostly sunny, High 71, Low 57

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny, High 86, Low 64
Sunday – Mostly sunny, High 70, Low 55

That’s a fairly resounding entry into fall for the Philly area, and you can see why. That’s a pretty broad system over the Lakes.

Now lets check out a couple Philly weather blogs!

First, we have Phillyweather.net which offers, among other things, a PHillies gamecast.

Next up is theweatherguy, who is also sharing his outlook for the weekend, as he does every week.

Some good stuff coming from the general populace of Philadelphia, but nothing from the media. Interesting, but those two blogs are pretty good