President Obama and daughter Sasha were hoping for an uneventful flight to Camp David Friday afternoon, but Mother Nature had a different plan for them.

"Due to a last-minute bad weather call made prior to the his departure, Marine One diverted to an alternate landing area," White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement.

The president and his daughter then motorcaded the rest of the way to Camp David where they arrived safe and sound.

The White House press corps who covers the president did not learn about the diversion until several hours after his departure.

Mr. Obama plans to spend most of the weekend at Camp David, the presidential retreat located in the Catoctin Mountains in Maryland, before he heads to Paterson, New Jersey where he will tour the damage caused by Hurricane Irene.

Fox News' Ed Henry contributed to this report.