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Salisbury, Maryland to Kankakee, Illinois

And so begins our stretch of 5 days with road trips, and we will start with a day and a half across the Appalachians and Ohio Valley. It is a 828.35 mile trek between the two cities, and given the mountainous and urban legs of travel, our speed will only be 60.17 miles per hour. Like I said, our trip will be over the course of a day and a half, and because of the slow-ish speed. Our full day in the car will be through, therefore, after 481 miles of driving.

High pressure is moseying into the mid-Atlantic today, and it won’t go anywhere tomorrow either. We can expect that the drive through the terrain of western Maryland and Pennsylvania will be sunny and clear. We will make it to the Cleveland metro and get to the west side of town. We will spend the night in North Ridgeville, Ohio in the suburbs.

An area of low pressure is expected to move through the Upper Midwest, giving rise to warming temperatures in the southern Great Lakes. This should destabilize the remainder of our route on Thursday, but not to the point that it will be stormy or rainy after we reach Toledo. It may be cloudy and humid, and in fact it probably will be, but the real show will arrive in Kankakee after we do.

Salisbury, Maryland

Time for an east coast forecast. It’s been a fairly quiet stretch of days out East. Is it about to change on Maryland’s Eastern Shore?

At 1054AM, ET, Salisbury was reporting a temperature of 77 degrees with partly cloudy skies. A cold front moving through the coast was generating a band of showers through southern New Jersey into the Dover, Delaware area, and a secondary band from Annapolis to Fredrickburg, Virginia. The shower activity will be a fact of life for Salisbury for most of the afternoon, though the forcing isn’t terribly strong, so thunderstorms aren’t particularly likely.
The showers will move out around sunset with another ridge of high pressure filtering back into the mid-Atlantic. While this will mean sunny skies on Tuesday and Wednesday, the shower activity today may lead to a little bit of morning haze tomorrow.
Tomorrow – Hazy early, then sunny and cool, High 67, Low 49
Wednesday – Sunny, and a little warmer, High 72, Low 45

TWC: Tomorrow – Sunny High 71, Low 56
Wednesday – Sunny High 73, Low 54

AW: Tomorrow – Nice with plenty of sunshine High 70, Low 52
Wednesday – Mostly sunny and pleasant High 72, Low 48

NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 70, Low 53
Wednesday – Mostly sunny High 73, Low 49

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 70, Low 53
Wednesday – Mostly sunny High 73, Low 49

Across the board, everyone is going warmer than the models, except for me. Not ready for autumn, I suppose.

Record Warmth

I mentioned in Salisbury‘s forecast that they had a chance at some record warmth for both days. Well, they tied it on Tuesday, the 88 matching what they got back in 1929. They nearly matched the feat on Wednesday as well, when they fell just 1 degree short of the record for that date. TWC narrowly edged out VicWx for the top spot, albeit everybody was a good amount off in the temperatures as it’s a little difficult to predict two straight days of near-record warmth.

Thursday: High 88 (T-1929 record), Low 56.
Friday: High 88, Low 67.

Forecast grade: D

Salisbury, Maryland to San Jose, California

For the 2nd straight time, we have a ridiculously long road trip to embark on, from sea to shining sea (so to speak). This one covers 2,959 miles. Hope you brought enough snacks.

The high pressure ridge over the Eastern US will make for some near record warmth over the Northeast as we make out way past Baltimore and through Hagerstown, PA. Clouds will be on the increase as we make our way past Pittsburgh as low pressure over the Southern Great Lakes will push a vigorous cold front eastward. Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected over the Mid-MS Valley and into the Ohio Valley later in the day. Luckily, we’ll escape much of this activity until we make it to Cleveland, our 1st stop. Gusty winds are expected later on in the day as we make our way through the Appalachians. Some scattered showers are possible ahead of the front late in the evening, with some thunderstorms possible late at night as the front makes its way through OH.

The cold front will be moving through Cleveland right around when we wake up, which could make for some interesting traffic as rain and some thunderstorms are expected during the morning rush hour. Once the front moves through, however, precip should trail off pretty quickly and gusty winds switch around from the northwest. Temperatures will be noticeably cooler today thanks to the new air mass spilling in from the Upper Midwest, and those gusty winds won’t be helping matters much either. In any event, rain showers should tail off by late morning as we make our way out of Indiana into northern Illinois. Quiet conditions should greet us for the rest of the day through Iowa City, IA, our stop for day 2.

Alas, it’s a quiet day for us as we continue our tour of I-80. High pressure ridge has developed over the Central US as the lingering end of a cold/stationary front is found parked over the Dakotas. An area of low pressure attempts to weakly form along the front in the Northern Rockies, but will otherwise remain fairly benign. Some high clouds will greet us as we pull into Ogallala, NE for the end of the day.

An area of low pressure will develop over the High Central Plains during the day today as we’re making our way westward into southern Wyoming. The lingering cold/stationary front over the Northern Rockies will pretty much camp out where it is, however some increased shower activity will kick up over the Dakotas and northern WY. Some of these wandering showers might wet the windshield as we travel through southwestern WY, but will wind down during the late evening as the sun sets for the day. Some thickening clouds will be expected as we pull into Salt Lake City for the night.

An upper-level trough will be digging into the West Coast, spreading showers throughout the Pacific Northwest and the Northern Rockies. Luckily, most of these showers should stay off to the north of I-80 as we continue our westward push out of SLC and into the high deserts of northern NV. Sunglasses probably won’t be needed today as clouds will continue to stream over the region ahead of the advancing trough, but shower and isolated thunderstorm activity should be mainly found over Oregon and Idaho throughout the day. Conditions should be nice as we pull into Reno, NV, our stop for the day. We’re almost there!

As broad low pressure continues to develop over the Northern Rockies into the Northern Plains, a cutoff area of low pressure will have swung well off the CA coastline before making an easterly turn towards Baja California. The main impulse of energy over the Pacific Northwest will shift into the Northern Rockies, and inbetween these 2 systems, a brief ridge of high pressure looks to develop over Central CA into Southwest OR. This couldn’t be timed any better, since it’ll keep the rest of our trip through the Rockies, through Sacramento, and into the Bay Area, finally arriving at our final destination! After two long trips like this, I think the family is going to not mind about those airline fees and just fly.

Salisbury, Maryland

Our string of East Coast forecasts continues. This time we visit one of the hometowns of one of my friends, will she continue to experience the unseasonably warm weather they’ve been having there lately?

At 5:54PM EDT, the temperature was 79 degrees under fair skies. A few high clouds were found overhead as a frontal boundary over the Ohio Valley is lifting northward into the Great Lakes. Remember that large high pressure ridge over the eastern US that’s dominated the last few forecasts? Yup, it’ll keep things nice and toasty here too. The high today was 82 degrees, a new record high (old record: 80 in 1985). The next couple of days have an outside shot of cracking it as well, but I wouldn’t bet the house on it. Some fog is expected during the early morning hours Tuesday and burn off not too long after sunrise, but should keep temperatures a couple degrees higher for lows tonight. Otherwise a run at a possible record is in store tomorrow (88 in 1929), less so on Wednesday since the record is 89. If you’re wondering, the average high is about 64 degrees.

Tuesday: Some morning fog, few AM clouds, then sunny. High 84, Low 54.
Wednesday: Sunny. High 84, Low 59.

TWC: Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 82, Low 57.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 83, Low 62.

AW: Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 82, Low 50.
Wednesday: Sunny. High 85, Low 58.

NWS: Tuesday: AM fog, afternoon sun. High 85, Low 51.
Wednesday: Sunny. High 85, Low 58.

WB: Tuesday: Sunny. High 83, Low 51.
Wednesday: Sunny. High 84, Low 58.

Some clouds off to the west will lift north into the Northeast for tomorrow. Meanwhile, all that nothingness over the Southeast will move over the Mid-Atlantic tomorrow.