I need help planning a road trip from Southern Oregon to Arkansas in either January or February. Flexible with either month so not sure if either would give me a difference in weather along the route? For instance would weather be any more improved in February vs. January?? Also thinking about I-5 down and then cutting over to I-40 to Arkansas. I am pretty familiar with I-5 but not at all with I-40. What should I expect weather wise throughout I-40 in January/February. There will be two females in their 20's on this trip and while we are not afraid of driving in winter weather I don't think we are too comfortable driving in severe weather. Would it be worth taking a more southern route into say Louisiana and heading back up to Arkansas? Would it make a difference weather wise?? Time is not really a factor we have about 2 weeks for this road trip there and back. Any information would be much appreciated!