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Rome rains

The next wave in a very active pattern was on its way towards Rome over the weekend. North Georgia saw temperatures climb a little bit on Saturday, before the system got there, but then the pain came that night and lasted through Sunday. The end of the weekend was way less fun than the warmer beginning, as over an inch of rain fell on the city, and temperatures lingered in the 40s throughout the day on Sunday. It was a pretty nasty day, especially by Georgia’s standards, but if there is any positive, it’s that Victoria-Weather ran away with a victory, thanks to our proper anticipation of temperature trends, given the rain.
Saturday – .27 inches of rain, High 51, Low 30
Sunday – 1.09 inches of rain, High 46, Low 42

Grade B-C

Dayton, Ohio to Rome, Georgia

Would it surprise you to know that Rome is actually a shade west of Dayton? It did me! We are cutting across a couple of narrow states, so despite covering 4 states, our drive will last about 7 hours and cover 468 miles. Expect a pace of about 68mph as we make our way through the Appalachans, and near a part of the country that has been ravaged by wildfires.

Just in the short time since we put together a forecast for Rome earlier this evening, the GFS, the more aggressive model this afternoon, has slowed a that is presently organizing in Texas way down. We all had a forecast for rain in Rome by the end of the day, after a vast but fairly weak ridge occupied the region in the morning. Instead of rain in Rome when we get there I think we are going to instead see a few high clouds as they begin to filter in. It’s definitely going to rain overnight and extensively on Sunday, but the trip through Appalachia will be dry and scenic.


Rome, Georgia

No, not Rome, Italy. If it were, we would be going for an onsite forecast. Instead, we will be forecasting for the town in northwest Georgia, which is just fine in it’s own right.

At 953PM, ET, Rome was reporting  a temperature of 40 degrees with clear skies. This is a welcome change from the rain seen earlier in the week, and the rain itself is a welcome abatement of the wildfires that have been raging to the north.
A well organized area of high pressure is building into the region to begin the weekend, and it will ensure a nice day. A deep trough is sliding through the southern Rockies towards Texas, and at least for Saturday, it will help warm things up ever so slightly thanks to the southerly flow ahead of the trough. Of course, that same trough is likely to ruin Sunday. Rain will fill in along the warm front, which will not lift much further north than Atlanta on Sunday. The heaviest axis of rain will set up from Lake Charles, Louisiana northeast right through Rome. There could be a little shower activity before midnight Saturday, and rain will be somewhat light early Sunday morning, but Sunday afternoon is liable to be a washout.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, with increasing clouds and some late showers, High 55, Low 32
Sunday – All day rain expected, High 47, Low 42

TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with some showers in the afternoon High 55, Low 35
Sunday – Rain. High 49, Low 42

AW: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with a shower in places in the afternoon High 54, Low 32
Sunday – Occasional rain High 49, Low 39

NWS: Tomorrow – A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, High 54, Low 36
Sunday – Showers likely before 1pm, then rain likely after 1pm. Cloudy High 49, Low 42

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of rain in the afternoon, High 53, Low 35
Sunday – Showers likely in the morning, then rain likely in the afternoon. High 49, Low 42

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with scattered showers, High 54, Low 36
Sunday – Cloudy with light showers likely, High 48, Low 43

FIO: Tomorrow – Light rain starting in the evening. High 54, Low 36
Sunday – Rain throughout the day. High 46, Low 44

These storms won’t be severe like the ones from earlier this week, so any rain in the Smokeys will be greatly appreciated. Some of the clouds that are the actual reason the mountains have their name are showing u on Satellite.


Rome, Georgia to Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Today we embark on a 2-day, 743-mile journey from GA to PA. It would be fun to take a road trip from ACTUAL Rome, but I don’t think our non-floating car would make the trip. Oh well, that’s for future forecasters to worry about.



High pressure is found over much of the Eastern Seaboard, with the closest precip being some light coastal showers from GA to NC. Our route up to Chattanooga then Knoxville and continues up along I-81 over western Virginia will be free and clear of any precip and should be very pleasant! We end our day in Harrisonburg, VA.


The high pressure found over the coast is being pushed out to sea as a cold front pushes into the Northeast. While some showers and storms could be found further north along the front in NY and perhaps New England, the southern end of it only appears to have some lighter rain showers along it. Our route over western VA up through Central Maryland should be dry but with increasing clouds throughout the day. We could see some of those light showers as we approach Harrisburg and continue eastward into Lancaster.


Rome, Georgia to San Jose, California

Hey, happy weekend. There is a hurricane headed for the southeast, so let’s get out of north Georgia and head for the San Francisco Bay, what do you say? It will be a 4 day trip from the Peach State to the Golden State, covering 2404 miles. We will cover 549 miles on our first three days, with a 10+ hour drive on day 4, all at a pace of 68.7mph. Let’s clear out!


DAY ONE (Sunday)
Right now, things are great in the southeast. There isn’t a cloud in the sky, and off shore perturbations will keep things that way through the weekend. Our long road trip couldn’t ask for a better start, driving through pleasant temperatures and dry roads, from Rome all the way to Pottsville, Arkansas, which is west of Conway.

DAY TWO (Monday)
While high pressure builds in the eastern third of the country, a deep trough will be swinging into the Rockies from the Pacific Northwest. It will lead to cyclogenesis over the High Plains, and warming temperatures in the Southern Plains. It will still be dry as we make our way through Oklahoma, but some isolated thunderstorms, perhaps strong at times, will crop up in the Texas Panhandle. Don’t be surprised by seeing some cumulonimbus until we call it a day in the western Panhandle town of Adrian.

DAY THREE (Tuesday)
We’re going to be behind that developing cold front on Tuesday, as thunderstorms will really blow up overnight as we sleep in Adrian. In the southwest, we will really be outside of much synoptic forcing. We won’t be under high pressure, but we won’t have to worry about showers or storms, either. Temperatures will be a little cool, but we won’t have to worry about any precipitation or anything interrupting our day. We’ll end in Winona, Arizona, outside of Flagstaff.

DAY FOUR (Wedesday)
There will be a ridge emerging over the west coast, as we head into California. There isn’t going to be much wind and there will be no precipitation. If we get going early, we might see some haze in the central Valley, but I think we will arrive in San Jose with good weather as a companion for the entire day. As we cross into Silicone Valleyarea, we may have to contend with some smoke, as there are still some lingering forest fires in the region. San Jose itself, however, should be nice.

Spartanburg, South Carolina to Rome, Georgia

It’s not often we get much shorter road trips than this. The trek from Upstate South Carolina to northwest Georgia should take fewer than 4 hours, even with a trip through the north side of Atlanta. The distance between the two cities is a mere 230 miles, which places our average speed of 61.9mph. Imagine how short the trip would be without Atlanta.

There is a swath of rain moving out of the Carolina Piedmont, which is bringing rain to the Spartanburg area tonight and an area of low pressure over the northern Gulf of Mexico. The cold front will be off shore as we depart, while the low will be lifting northward. It won’t bring significant rain to the region while we are driving, but west of Athens to Rome (where is this trip?) clouds will become more widespread and there could be a quick, brief downpour in that same stretch of road. Those spits of rain will continue after we have arrived for the night.

Prefrontal problems

Rain developed out ahead of a cold front moving through the Tennessee Valley. Perhaps you knew it best as the second round of heavy snow for New England and ice for New York City, but in Rome, this system was all rain and thunderstorms. Rain did get out of town fairly early compared to most forecast predictions, but not as fast as Weatherbug would have hoped. They were never a candidate for the top forecast in northwest Georgia, however, as Accuweather brought down the house with a perfect Super Bowl Sunday forecast and a warm forecast on Saturday, correctly anticipating still warm temperatures as Sunday turned to Monday. Forecast.io was close behind, but those two outlets really separated themselves.
Actuals: Sunday – .93 inches of rain and thunderstorms, High 57, Low 35
Monday – .03 inches of rain, High 55, Low 28

Grade: A-D

Rome, Georgia

No, we aren’t going overseas, we’re just headed down to the Atlanta area for our forecast today. d

At 153PM, ET, Rome was reporting a temperature of 47 degrees with clear skies. A weak ridge is developing over the southeastern United States even as a trough was leading to a fairly significant storrm is organizing in the Plains. The combination of these forces will lead to a substantial warm up through the day today, with warm air in place tomorrow as well.
The system will move into the Ohio Valley through the day tomorrow, with a cold front developing southwest through Arkansas. Return flow will be moisture laden, and rain and embedded thunderstorms will outpace the front by quite a bit. The threat for rain and thunder will show up by tomorrow evening. Showers and thunderstorms will continue through the night, before dry, cold and stable air moves into Rome, leading to a fairly tolerable Monday afternoon.
Tomorrow – Increasing clouds, with showers and storms in the evening. High 55, Low 33
Monday – Heavy thunderstorms possible early, clearing shortly after sunrise, High 51, Low 27 (non standard)

TWC: Tomorrow – PM Rain, High 58, Low 38
Monday – AM Clouds/PM Sun (Ran early, High 55, Low 36

AW: Tomorrow – Periods of rain High 57, Low 34
Monday – Cloudy, breezy and colder (Rain early) High 54, Low 27

NWS: Tomorrow – Rain likely, mainly after 3pm. Cloudy, High 54, Low 37
Monday – A 30 percent chance of rain before 7am. Partly sunny, High 51, Low 31

WB: Tomorrow – A chance of rain in the morning…Then rain in the afternoon. High 54, Low 37
Monday – Mostly cloudy in the morning then clearing. High 55, Low 39

WN: Tomorrow – Cloudy with Chance of Light Rain High 54, Low 37
Monday – Partly Cloudy (Rain thru 6AM) High 52, Low 36

FIO: Tomorrow – Rain starting in the afternoon. High 57, Low 39
Monday – Light rain in the morning.High 57, Low 29

The outlets that don’t carry hourly forecasts all the way through are going to struggle with this verification. I’m also blown away by how early the NWS and Weatherbug are ending rain in Rome. IT looks to me like things are going to stall right over Rome, and keep it rainy until 7, and not “light rain” either. Here is the satellite, showing the system staging in the Plains.

Rome, New York to Fayetteville, North Carolina

As soon as we arrive in Rome, we turn around and head south, off to Fayetteville, a favorite destination of ours here at the Weather Blog. It will be a day and a half of driving, much of it on I-95, and at a fairly slow pace of 59.6mph. The first day will be through, then, after 477.1 miles. A pretty easy pace for a pretty easy forecast.


High pressure will be our friend as we head south through the Eastern states. There will probably be some some showers that pop up over New York late in the day, but only after we are in about Maryland. Ergo, we will see no problems. Expect smooth sailing (or driving, actually) all the way to Ladysmith, Virginia, which is between Richmond and Fredericksburg.

If you read the forecast posted about an hour ago, you will not that I do not expect any inclement weather in Fayetteville this weekend. The same applies for southern Virginia and most of the rest of North Carolina. Pretty awesome weather.

Gulfport, Mississippi to Rome, New York

We are headed north today, from the Gulf Coast to the state of New York. It will take us three days to cover the necessary 1392 miles between the two cities. Expect the pace of travel to be about 63.1mph, or almost 505 miles a day. It’s June, and time for a summertime road trip.


There is a little area of low pressure developing almost directly over Gulfport along the coast. It’s a weak, surface based thing, but when there is as much heat and humidity as there is in southern Mississippi this time of year, that will be more than enough of a trigger to touch off showers and storms over most of our route. The heaviest thunderstorms will be later in the day, long after we are out of Gulfport, but isolated showers and storms will be possible through the day as we head north. The day will end in Athens, Tennessee, which is between Chattanooga and Knoxville, where we will still be threatened by a rogue shower or storm.

We will cross the Appalachians into Virginia, and relative safety from the moist flow dampening the Tennessee Valley. We will be dry through the day Saturday as we head north. There may be a few clouds that clear the Appalachians to deflect some rather toasty rays, and our elevation will keep us from overheating. Our day will end in Falling Waters, West Virginia, which is in the Eastern Panhandle, not far from the Maryland border.

A cold front is going to move through the Great Lakes, approaching our route, but never reaching it. As is often the case in front of a front like this, we will see some increasingly warm temperatures even as we head northbound. Rome will be nice when we arrive, but expect some thunderstorms later in the day.