There was about an hour of rain leaving the DC area, with a few minutes worth of very hard rain, but most of the drive was at most a drizzle. Another downpour around Wilkes-Barre.
Joy called my cell phone at about 9:15, and except for a ten-minute break around 10, we were on the phone until 11. (I love free weekend minutes!) That definitely helped me stay awake and alert for the drive. I was starting to run out of steam after Binghamton, and got home about 1:05 (as I predicted at 10). So, about five and a quarter hours down, and almost six back, thanks to the weather.
Next time I should have more time to find and visit folks in the area!