We’re taking off bright and early Saturday morning on this excursion, so be prepared! It will take us through Monday to get from Brownsville to Madison, which surely is less time than you expected, right? Part of the reason the drive is so short is because we will be able to cover the ground on I-35 so quickly. We will be moving at a pace of 65.5mph, which allows us to cover 525 miles a day. Not bad at all.
DAY ONE (Saturday)
This forecast is unusual for the lateness in which we are issuing it, because we can look at radar and decide whether or not we will see rain to begin the day. Gulf Coastal storms are developing early around Corpus Christi, so when we arrive there to take a turn towards San Antonio, we may see a brief deluge. That’s a good descriptor for the state of Texas today, frankly. We will get out of the wet weather soon after turning inland from Corpus Christi, and the trip through San Antonio and Austin should be dry, but around Temple, the threat for storms will reemerge. The threat will only increase as we head north, as a surface boundary works into the Metroplex. Storms won’t be well organized or anything, so we may see clear skies when we arrive, but it seems more likely that there will be rain around when we hit the south side of Fort Worth. Some of the storms will bring torrential rain, as they always do in Texas.
DAY TWO (Sunday)
Lingering showers, perhaps even a rogue thunderstorm will remain over the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and we could see a shower as far north as Oklahoma City, but never fear, high pressure isn’t far behind. Tune into the radio, and you will probably hear the Chiefs game, because there isn’t much else to be concerned about in Kansas. The day will end in a different college town, Lawrence.
DAY THREE (Monday)
Monday will be the easiest driving day of the bunch. There shouldn’t be a problem at all as we progress from Lawrence, through Kansas City and St. Louis north in the state capital of Wisconsin. Temperatures in Madison will even be experiencing the last summer like warm up before a nasty storm moves in during the middle of the week.