President Obama exits Air Force One on a trip to California. Photo by Chris Stone

After what some might assume is the stress of Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday, where will Barack Obama and his family go?

Sunny Southern California may be the place they’ll immediately jet to for some rest and relaxation. Except it won’t be so sunny, with rain and cold temperatures expected through the weekend.

Obama and his family are expected to continue living in Washington, D.C. when he leaves the White House on Friday, but will they eventually land permanently in the Palm Springs area?

The website TMZ.com reported Monday that the outgoing first family will travel to Palm Springs after Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump. There’s been no official confirmation, but TMZ reports that the Obamas will depart from Andrews Air Force Base at 2:45 p.m. Friday, bound for Palm Springs.

The Obamas, like a lot of people from the frozen, snow-covered mid-west and east coast, seem to really enjoy the Palm Springs winter sunshine. They may have a hard time finding that sunshine this weekend, as forecasts call for rain with high temperatures in the 50s and overnight lows in the 40s.

This trip is expected to be brief, as Obama has indicated the family will initially continue living in the Washington, D.C., area so his youngest daughter, Sasha, can finish high school. His oldest daughter, Malia, graduated last year.

But the Obamas are reported to only be renting in Washington, D.C., and rumors have circulated for years that the Coachella Valley could become their ultimate home.

Obama has made multiple visits to the Coachella Valley in the past, both on official business as well as golfing with his boyhood friends in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and La Quinta.

Some stories have hinted that the Obama family is looking to buy a home in Rancho Mirage. Most of the rumors have pointed to the city’s Thunderbird Heights neighborhood, known as the “Playground of the Presidents,” a hillside, gated community frequented by several U.S. presidents for business and/or pleasure, including Gerald Ford, who bought a home there in 1978.

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