Brunswick, Georgia to Terre Haute, Indiana

It’s time to start thinking about holiday travel, and this weekend is about as good a weekend to do it, especially if you are trying to get some where to spend Thanksgiving week with some family. It will take a day and a half to get from Brunswick to Terre Haute, covering 778 miles. We will hit some pretty large cities on the way, but at least it will be over a weekend. Even so, the pace of our drive will be a sluggish 63.5mph, which means that first day will only be through after 508 miles.

DAY ONE (Saturday)

Brunswick, Georgia

A nice cool seaside day in Georgia, and we have decided to leave and go north? That’s not my first instinct. It will be a very good day for a drive, though, and we will enjoy tranquil high pressure. We might need to crack a window with the sun shinning on us just to let in a bit of cool air. Clouds might start building in a bit towards the end of the day as a cold front starts to develop in the Great Lakes. Our drive will end in the south suburbs of Nashville, in La Vergne.

DAY TWO (Sunday)
That boundary will start to fill in overnight from Saturday to Sunday morning, and will be heaviest as we travel through Kentucky, but even then, it won’t be terribly heavy. There will be a bit of lingering rain in southern Indiana, but it will be on its way out of town, and dry skies are a reasonable expectation north of Vincennes. Terre Haute my be a bit gloomy on arrival, but it will start looking better pretty shortly thereafter. Well, it will look good from inside somewhere with a fireplace.

Terre Haute, Indiana

Terre Haute, Indiana

Last week, my alma mater, the Purdue Boilermakers, defeated the local school from Terre Haute, the Indiana State Sycamores. As a consolation prize, let’s give them a forecast.

At 1053AM, ET, Terre Haute was reporting clear skies with a temperature of 35 degrees. High pressure is lodged in the middle of the country, and while a westerly flow of the Lake was leading to some snow to the north, Terre Haute itself was well outside the lake effect fetch.
The subtropical jet is running through the southern part of the Continental US, assisting the ridge in the eastern part of the country, but the Arctic jet is strengthening, and a troughal exit region will develop over the Upper Mississippi Valley, as a cold front emerges at the surface. This is tied to an area of low pressure shifting through the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Showers, to be chased out by chilly air will develop on Sunday morning, with the late afternoon becoming clearer. High pressure will build in again for the holiday week.
Tomorrow – Sunny, High 50, Low 30
Sunday – Some clouds with a little rain in the morning, High 49, Low 36

TWC: Tomorrow – Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon High 51, Low 31
Sunday – Cloudy and damp with rain in the morning…then becoming partly cloudy. High 53, Low 40

AW: Tomorrow – Periods of clouds and sun High 50, Low 30
Sunday – Cloudy in the morning with a bit of rain, then intervals of clouds and sunshine in the afternoon High 52, Low 38

NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, High 51, Low 31
Sunday – A 30 percent chance of showers before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, High 54, Low 37

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, High 49, Low 31
Sunday – Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers in the morning then partly cloudy in the afternoon, High 50, Low 36

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, high 51, Low 31
Sunday – Mostly cloudy with light rain showers, High 54, Low 42

FIO: Tomorrow – Overcast throughout the day. High 52, Low 31
Sunday – Rain in the morning and afternoon. High 53, Low 35

A lot of cold air north of Terre Haute is leading to clouds, but there isn’t actually a lot going on up there.