Brownsville, Texas to Boulder, Colorado

We’re going to get moving away from the city of Brownsville and head towards the mountains of Colorado. It’s a 2 1/2 day trek, which will proceed at a pace of 63.2mph, or 506 miles a day for those first two days. Typically, these would be some dusty roads, but I don’t think that will be the case as we head through the Plains!

DAY ONE (Tuesday)
While there has been quite a bit of rainfall over Texas, it is starting to pivot a little bit to the east. There will be some clouds and maybe a few showers as we begin the day driving north to Corpus Christi and northwest to San Antonio. The bulk of the activity through the day will be in the center and eastern part of the state, but out route will take us essentially on the back edge of precipitation. This will mean some scattered showers, and in such an arid environment, the precip field may not be as vast as the models suggest. The day will carry us to Bronte, Texas, which is between San Angelelo and Abilene, and it will probably be dry, but that won’t be a given. Guidance certainly doesn’t think so.

DAY TWO (Wednesday)
Aha, here is the dry weather we have been looking for. There is a little bit of an upper level trough that will help usher the rain from West Texas. Another lee trough will set up on Wednesday, and there may be an isolated shower along the Front Range by afternoon, but our day will take us to Wiley, which isn’t quite there yet.

DAY THREE (Thursday)
The lee troughing will continue unchecked unless we do something about it. Of course, we literally cannot do anything about it. As we get to I-25 and head north, expect a pretty good chance at spotty showers the rest of the way into Boulder.